/Links 11/18/2020

Links 11/18/2020

Another Obama Lecture WSJ I’ve been listening to these since 1988. Less so since he ran for office.

Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws This too is typical. Assuming the rules don’t apply to his highness nor his family.

How I created my own bubble of clean indoor air amid the toxic Delhi smog Scroll. Delhi is known for its filthy air. But there is no reason most of the strategies won’t work elsewhere.


An interview with a virus-hunter MIT Technology Review

Mid-November Hurricane Iota was the latest Category 5 on record Ars Technica

How Working From Home Will Change Its Design Treehugger

After a year lost in the woods, dog reunites with owner AP


The FIVE days of Christmas: Ministers hope to give festive get-togethers the OK ‘with up to FOUR households able to mix in bubbles from December 24 to 28’ Daily Mail

How close is NYC to banning indoor dining again? Time Out

Bill Gates worries about a ‘dysfunctional’ approach to Covid-19 vaccine distribution Stat

First rapid at-home COVID-19 test approved by FDA NY Post

Trump’s Capitol Death Grip Worsens COVID Surge Capital & Main

Inoculations by December? States aren’t so sure. Politico

The Vaccines Will Probably Work. Making Them Fast Will Be the Hard Part. NYT Not so sure.

Moderna and Pfizer Are Reinventing Vaccines, Starting With Covid WSJ

Adopting mask mandates, some GOP governors give up the gospel of personal responsibility WaPo. Maybe we have turned a corner.

Covid-19 shakes up world’s most expensive city list BBC

Trump Transition

Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program NYT

Security officials worry Israel and Saudi Arabia may see the end of Trump as their last chance to go to war with Iran Business Insider

Former Ivanka Trump BFF remembers a fart-blaming elitist with a creepy dad Daily News Great headline.

Will Trump Burn the Evidence New Yorker I have news for you kids – they all burn or control the evidence. Or their spouses do.

“Krebs has been terminated”: Trump fires cybersecurity chief on Twitter Ars Technica


ELECTION 2020: Establishment Dems Can’t Say ‘No’ to Billionaires Consortium News

In reversal, GOP officials in key Michigan county certify ballot count after striking a compromise with Democrats WaPo

How election results get certified MIT Technology Review

Biden Transition

Joe Biden Is Freezing Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Out of His Cabinet Jacobin

Joe Biden Just Appointed His Climate Movement Liaison. It’s a Fossil-Fuel Industry Ally. Jacobin

Biden hopes to avoid divisive Trump investigations, preferring unity NBC Of course he does. Because this is a MAD situation.

Offering a ‘return to normalcy,’ Biden pledges troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan Duffelblog

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Hillary Clinton at the UN? Consortium News

Democrats In Disarray

Democrats vent to Schumer over Senate majority failure The Hill


Where are the Praetorian Guard When You Need Them? Craig Murray

Class Warfare

Why Google Didn’t Challenge The DOJ’s Antitrust Charges American Conservative

MTA budget proposal with ‘unfathomable’ cuts includes loss of over 9,000 jobs NY Post

Utah Teachers Organize ‘Sickout” Strikes – Striking Wash Fruit Workers Unionize – Atlantic City Teachers Strike – OSHA under Biden: A Preview Payday Report


Ethiopia crisis: ‘a political mess that makes fathers fight sons’ FT

737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX Set to Be Cleared to Fly Again, but Covid-19 Has Sapped Demand WSJ


E-commerce can help startups scale up and revive our struggling economy The Print


China launching state rival to Elon Musk’s SpaceX Asia Times

RCEP a ‘wake-up call’ for Europe and the US to unite against China SCMP


Karabakh deal entrenches Russia’s power in Caucasus Asia Times


G20 nearing IMF funding boost for poorer nations, says Saudi minister FT

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.


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