Democracies end when they are too democratic Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine. We are so old Even MDs remember when Sully endorsing Obama was a big deal...
Who’s Afraid of Communism? The New Republic
Who is afraid of Sharia Law Sadiq Khan elected London's first Muslim Mayor after bitter campaign
LONDONISTAN: Americans will react with shock when they find out the new Mayor of London is a Muslim who called moderate Muslims ‘Uncle Toms’.
DEAR GOP: I’VE DECIDED TO START SEEING OTHER PARTIES. “I have a hard time seeing profound ideological differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…For over twenty years, all you have been able to offer me in presidential elections is something and someone to vote against,” Stephen Kruiser writes. “I’d like something to vote for again. So I’m leaving. Don’t write. Don’t call. Don’t stalk me on Instagram. We’re done, GOP. Several years too late, but it’s over. I’d like my key back now.”
After nanny June and our thoughtful neighbours Nancy and Ernie turned 90, it is now David Attenborough turn to celebrate 90: David that Naturalist issues stark warning about apathy towards climate change Independent
Via Commentariat at the House of Professor Quiggin: Put some money on Labor and when the odds Shorten (?) then put money on Liberals...
Public service battle between ATO and unions heats up amid new vote on pay, condition
US: Flashback: “No More Politicians: The Presidency Is Trump’s to Lose,” Roger Simon accurately predicted in August of 2015.
An anthropologist explains why Trump will win in November Fabius Maximus
America Becomes What Its Founders Feared The National Interest
Hillary Clinton private email server problems split opinions FT. “‘This isn’t public corruption . . . this isn’t a venal crime,’ one person close to the Clintons told the Financial Times.” So what kind of a crime is it, then? And if a public official privatizing their official communications isn’t corrupt, what is?Who paid for those communications to be made and stored? The public. And now representatives of the public can’t see what is theirs because, as nobody, including this FT reporter, ever mentions, private individuals hired by Clinton deleted half of it.
The Clinton-Warren fantasy PoliticoThe Bernie Camp’s Really Bad Idea of a ‘Tea Party of the Left’ New York MagazineTrump’s war with best and brightestEdward Luce, FT. Foreign policy/national security establishment not notable for its humility.Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle WaPo (Furzy Mouse).Silver Flushes Secret Sauce Down Toilet, Now Projects Trump has 69% Chance MishTalk (E. Mayer). Mayer: “If only there had been a leveraged ‘short Nate Silver’ ETF, NC reader craazyman might well have finally gotten his fabled ten-bagger.”
What has happened to the economy under a year of Tory government – in six chartsIndependentUK: Democratic Dashboard is a project established by the Democratic Audit, based in the London School of Economics. Our aim is to promote engagement in the electoral process by making an array of information on elections and constituencies more accessible than previously. The UK has the lowest rate of electoral participation by young people in the OECD, and we hope to play a part in using the digital environment to spread engagement.”