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NASA has now decided what it is going to send to the moon next year MIT Technology Review
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Yes Minister Fan Fiction Craig Murray
Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man NYT. I don’t mean to pile on Jeff Bezos – actually, yes I do!
Poland: Lawmakers give green light to judge ‘muzzle law’ Deutsche Welle
Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
The power of political killings Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Matt Stoller dismantles Jamie Dimon’s hypocritical Davos socialism attack Rising (JS) Matt Stoller. Make time for this clip. And see Jamie Dimon gets a raise to $31.5 million after record 2019 profit at JP Morgan CNBC
‘No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.’ — @AOC pulled no punches when discussing income inequality, capitalism, and the ultra wealthy’s grip on power in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/mQZpKotA0i
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) 23 January 2020
Globalists Gone Wild Politico
Trump’s Davos speech exposed how US isolationism is reaching its final narcissistic chapter Independent. Robert Fisk.
This is insane.
“The climate crisis…presents mutually beneficial *investment opportunities*, particularly in climate-resilient urban infrastructure.” – Warren
She’s pitching climate change to Wall St. as a profit source. Goldman Sachs will not save us.https://t.co/BP104QJvH0
— Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) 22 January 2020
Please Stop Calling Bernie Sanders a Populist (JS) NYT. TF: This is so awful it’s almost hard to believe. how could a man get words so upside-down?
The Imperial Presidency Is Alive and Well Foreign Affairs
Erwin Chemerinsky: Trump Violated the Law But Will Walk Capital & Main
Our Famously Free Press
How the Washington Post pulled off the hardest trick in journalism Columbia Journalism Review. No time to shred this today – so I leave it up to you, dear readers, to do so.
The Enemies of Writing The Atlantic
Pakistan may be out of FATF grey list next month Economic Times
Wuhan virus: Number of cases in China tops 800, death toll hits 26 Channel News Asia
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How Washington Is Ramming REAL ID Down Our Throats American Conservative
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