FBI Arrests Florida Lawyer for Bank Robberies Law.com
How the Soviets accidently discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’ BBC video of the most amazing sites I’ve ever visited.
Airbnb brings in Jony Ive to oversee redesign FT
AstraZeneca shares turn negative after Brazilian health authority says volunteer in Covid vaccine study dies CNBC
Why this week’s meeting of an FDA advisory panel on Covid-19 vaccines matters Stat
Spike in South Korea flu shot deaths fuels vaccine doubts Al Jazeera
A Glimmer of Hope: Mortality Rate Is Improving for Hospitalized COVID Patients TruthOut
As Covid-19 intensifies, shortages of staple drugs may grow worse Stat
Europe’s grim Covid choice: Who lives and who dies Asia Times
US on brink of rampant Covid-19 spread, Europe hospitals strained France 24
Coronavirus: Spain passes one million Covid-19 cases BBC
Germany reports record 11,000 COVID-19 cases in one day Deutsche Welle
The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths ProPublica
Prisoners Won The Right To Stimulus Checks. Some Prisons Are Standing In The Way. Marshall Project
CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19 WaPo
What Life Looks Like in an (Almost) COVID-Free Country Der Spiegel
Dr. Zeke Emanuel says this is what it will take to fully reopen the U.S. MarketWatch
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific offers remaining pilots a deal they can’t refuse – major salary and benefit cuts, or termination SCMP
Apollo investor halts new commitments over Leon Black’s Jeffrey Epstein ties FT
Iowa Highway Workers Strike – Philly Sheriff Calls for Black Union Member Dues Boycott – Baltimore Teachers Move to Strike Payday Report
Snakes and ladders Times Literary Supplement
Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales NYT
Which media organizations hate the very idea of a wealth tax? You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that they include media organizations owned by wealthy people. https://t.co/hYsf7RFNd1
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) October 22, 2020
Tech monopolists literally stealing our Christmas.
(ht @hellinas777) https://t.co/3OrpulelX8
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 22, 2020
Surprise “Air Ambulance” Bills Are the Latest Nightmare in Private Health Insurance Jacobin
Canada Releases A List Of Commonly Used Plastic Items That Will Be Banned In 2021Bored Panda
Have US-China rivalry and coronavirus tipped the balance of power in Asia?
Interview: Alternate Use for Straw, Providing Machines to Farmers Only Solution to Stubble Burning The Wire
India recorded highest infant deaths due to air pollution in 2019, shows study Scroll
Anger at beheading of French teacher ‘must not override rule of law’ France 24
Waving flags, they sang Nigeria’s anthem. Then they were shot at Al Jazeera
Revealed: UK Foreign Office has spent nearly half a million pounds in aid setting up anti-government coalition in Venezuela Daily Maverick
Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EU Vineyard of the Saker non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s latest.
Nagorno-Karabakh Talks Again Fail – No End Of War In Sight Moon of Alabama
Democratic candidate has significant cash advantage over Donald Trump in final stretch of race FT
Remembering Hunter’s First Big Scandal American Conservative
Hunter biz partner confirms e-mail, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China: Goodwin NY Post
Rudy Giuliani claims Borat honey trap is a ‘hit job’ to distract voters from Hunter Biden laptop scandal after Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into going to hotel room with actress and filmed him ? Daily Mail
Is the Traditional ACLU View of Free Speech Still Viable? Ira Glasser Speaks Out. Intercept. Glenn Greenwald
Obama delivers scathing rebuke of Trump before final debate CNN
Justices allow Alabama to restore ban on curbside voting Scotus Blog
Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns Guardian. Oh, how the Guardian has fallen.
Why Nurses Say “Trump Must Go”Capital & Main
U.S. retailers secure stores as worries about election unrest mount Reuters
USPS still hasn’t reversed election mail slowdown despite multiple court orders: attorneys general Salon
AOC’s Among Us livestream hints at Twitch’s political power MIT Technology Review
Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate AP
2020 polls: Biden leads Trump by 10 points – but polling finds warning signs for Democrat Independent
Explainer: Red mirage, blue mirage – Beware of early U.S. election wins Reuters
Has a single person claimed, let alone proven, that a single email published by the NY Post is forged or fraudulently altered?
The only people who engaged in “disinformation” are the chirping parrots in the media & CIA who called this “Russian disinformation” with zero basis.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 21, 2020
A journalist friend of mine asked this rhetorical question today: what would the reaction be if the New York Times got locked out of its Twitter account for a week before the election for publishing an unverified story about Trump’s taxes? https://t.co/oE4ryUcF2P
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 21, 2020
The Philosophy That Makes Amy Coney Barrett So Dangerous NYT. Erwin Chemerinsky. I’ve long found originalism to be a bizarre theory. In no other area of human knowledge would we seek to be bound by what was known and understood in the latter part of the 18th century.
The Lie of American Asylum New York Review of Books
How much of Barack Obama’s legacy has Donald Trump rolled back? The Conversation
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.