America’s Suicide Epidemic

Yves here. This post describes how the forces driving the US suicide surge started well before the Trump era, but explains how Trump has not only refused to acknowledge the problem, but has made matters…

Links 6/16/19

Chief of Naval Operations lauds return to tradition of ‘false flag’ operations Duffelblog Target’s computer systems reportedly went down nationally, prompting long lines and confusion MarketWatch ‘Software engineering’ was a joke until the mission to…

Links 6/11/19

Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts: She’s not only swamped by moving and travel preparations, she’s working on a CalPERS story. –lambert Some Ohio farmers won’t plant crops at all because of rain…

Links 6/2/19

Muslims of early America Aeon Superyacht Lost At Sea After Falling Off Cargo Ship International Business Times Oops. Abortion Rights Are More Popular Than You Think Jacobin Why New York Can’t Have Nice Things New…

Links 6/1/19

Dear patient readers, By virtue of being out of my normal routine, I am working while in a room where old syndicated TV shows are airing. This particular channel regularly runs ads from the “Call…

Beware Billionaires Bearing Gifts

By Leo W. Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Produced by the Independent Media Institute. There’s a new Koch organization in town. Instead of trying to buy politicians to do the…