Infrastructure Investment and Social Programs Are Too Expensive, but No-Bid Military Contracts Aren’t
Wall Street Journal – Republicans Want Bigger Increase for Military Spending in Budget Talks
The Hill – Ryan: Budget fights have pushed military ‘past the breaking point’
A Future To Believe In
The Guardian – Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires
From Chemistry to Fashion, The Story of Vinalon Has It All
Reuters – The Fabulous Story Of North Korea’s Fabric Made Of Stone
Gerrymandering Under Fire? Governor Elbridge Gerry Is Spinning In His Grave.
Reuters – Pennsylvania court could order new congressional map before 2018 midterms
Washington Post – Supreme Court takes on Texas gerrymandering case, will look at Internet sales tax
New York Times – North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Congressional Map
NASA Shakes Up the Roster, Won’t Explain Why
BBC – Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission
20 Cities Left Genuflecting Before Amazon
CNN – Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters
A Darkly Humorous Take (Satire)
Clickhole – Jeff Bezos Just Tossed A Nail-Studded Baseball Bat On The Floor Between The Mayors Of Pittsburgh And Kansas City And Asked Who Really Wants The Second Amazon HQ
When Does “Russia” Become A Catchall For All Russians?
McClatchy – FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump
A Tale of a Failed Assassination
The Guardian – ‘Damn … I missed’: the incredible story of the day the Queen was nearly shot
To Wield Power Over Others Is A Privilege, Not A Blank Check
New York Times – One After Another, Athletes Face Larry Nassar and Recount Sexual Abuse
An Interesting Piece, But the Author Needs to Familiarize Themselves with Base Load
Vox – In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future
If Only They Would Mine Without Destroying National Treasures and Poisoning the Water and Land…
New York Times – Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.
Cancer, Broken Leg, Spina Bifida? Get A Job, Slacker.
Associated Press – Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states
Scandal in Silicon Valley! Who Could Have Seen This Coming?
Vanity Fair – “Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side