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« Reply #180 on: July 28, 2019, 08:05:33 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

Mitch McConnell received donations from voting machine company lobbyists before blocking election security bills

www.newsweek.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were attempting…

'Mitch McConnell is a Russian' trends after GOP senator blocks election security bills

thehill.com - The phrase “Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell'Mitch McConnell is a Russian' trends after GOP senator blocks election security bills McConnell under fire for burying election bills in …

Maryland has words for Trump over tweet attacking Baltimore and congressman

www.washingtonpost.com - A blighted home in West Baltimore, where the homicide rate has made it the nation’s third most dangerous city. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Fredrick Kunkle and Fredrick Kunkle Reporter covering the exper…

Inside Liberty University’s ‘culture of fear’: How Jerry Falwell Jr. silences students and professors who reject his pro-Trump politics.

www.washingtonpost.com - The Jerry Falwell Memorial at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971. His son, Jerry Falwell Jr., is now the school's president. (Marlena Sloss/The Washington…

Boris Johnson 'turbo-charging' no-deal Brexit plans, say ministers

www.theguardian.com - Boris Johnson is “turbo-charging” preparations to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October as his government’s number one priority, according to several senior cabinet ministers. The new prime minis…

Trump campaign sees political advantage in a divisive appeal to working-class white voters

www.washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow July 27 at 9:40 AM President Trump launched another …

'No difference': Hong Kong police likened to thugs after Yuen Long violence

www.theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have come under criticism for charging protesters in a mass transit station in Yuen Long, where some were resting or preparing to leave after clashes with police on Saturday. In scen…

Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt – TechCrunch

techcrunch.com - Investigative news site Bellingcat has confirmed several of its staff were targeted by an attempted phishing attack on their ProtonMail accounts, which the journalists and the email provider say fail…

In Secret Chats, Brazil’s Chief Corruption Prosecutor Worried That Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Would Protect President’s Son From Scandals

theintercept.com - That meant that the cloud of scandal around Jair Bolsonaro’s son, a newly elected senator, was not just about allegations of “mere” stealing of public funds. They suggested something much darker: dee…

Global Economy Propped Up By U.S. Shale Oil Ponzi Scheme – SRSrocco Report

srsroccoreport.com - Few analysts realize that for the past decade, the global economy has been propped up by the U.S. Shale Oil Ponzi Scheme. Without the huge increase in U.S. shale oil production, the global economy wo…

President Who Can’t Read Wants Obama's Book Deal Investigated

www.theroot.com - Man, the president must be really pressed to come up with this doozy. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Com…

Judge dismisses libel suit against Washington Post brought by Covington Catholic High School student

www.washingtonpost.com - Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky. Student Nicholas Sandmann was with a group visiting Washington in January when he was filmed standing face to face with a Native American activist at…

‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals

www.nytimes.com - Many of the scholars engaged in creating Turkey’s early constitutions came from Mulkiye. The legislators tasked with building the young republic were able to do so in part because, even if their poli…

Why We’re Moving Forward With Impeachment

www.theatlantic.com - Three months ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice. When the redacted report finally b…

Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’

www.theguardian.com - It was still dark on the morning of 25 October 2013, when police smashed down the door of a seemingly empty two-floor house in a rural corner of Chesterfield. Once inside they found that their tip-of…

The Bill for America First Is Coming Due

www.theatlantic.com - Read: Iran is acting like the international villain of Trump’s policy As it happens, these efforts are consistent with Trump’s insistence that allies do more for themselves. Secretary of State Mike P…

Why Conservatives Pretend Big Tech Is Muzzling Them

www.theatlantic.com - We have trained the algorithms to feed us more extreme content every time. The algorithms are designed to work that way. We change YouTube and Facebook, so YouTube and Facebook change us—and not for …

The Trump Tax Cuts Worked (As a Scam)

nymag.com - In 2017, more than 27 million Americans lacked health insurance of any kind. Many of our nation’s public schools were struggling to stock their classrooms with basic supplies, or to pay their teacher…

Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas. Here's what that may mean for the future

www.theguardian.com - Berkeley this week became the first city in the United States to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings. The landmark ordinance was passed into law on Tuesday, after being approved unanimo…

Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years

scripps.ucsd.edu - Losing the remaining Arctic sea ice and its ability to reflect incoming solar energy back to space would be equivalent to adding one trillion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, on top of the 2.4 trillion…

Canada’s forgotten rainforest

thenarwhal.ca - On a balmy day in mid-July, in the heart of British Columbia, Dominick DellaSala steps out of a rented truck to examine the remains of one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet. DellaSala, a scienti…

Alarming Sonar Results Show Glaciers May Be Melting Faster Than We Expected

www.scientificamerican.com - From Alaska to Antarctica, thousands of glaciers flow over the land and out to the ocean. These tidewater glaciers are rapidly retreating and melting, like much of Earth’s ice, continually adding to …

What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke

www.outsideonline.com - End of the dirt road. You brake to a stop, swing your leg over the scooter, and kick the stand into place. The effort makes your head throb. The scooter wobbles. Your sunglasses slide down the mixtur…

Quantum Darwinism Could Explain What Makes Reality Real

www.quantamagazine.org - It’s not surprising that quantum physics has a reputation for being weird and counterintuitive. The world we’re living in sure doesn’t feel quantum mechanical. And until the 20th century, everyone as…

If Bees Can Prevent Bad Information From Going Viral, so Can We

undark.org - Humans are not the only animals to display collective intelligence. Bees are also well known for their ability to make accurate collective decisions and are capable of avoiding maladaptive herding. W…

The secret history of why soda companies switched from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup

www.motherjones.com - In a mesmerizing recent article, Mother Jones’ Tim Murphy recounts the surprising backstory of one of corporate marketing’s greatest flops: Coca-Cola’s quickly aborted 1985 effort to tweak its formul…

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