Sunday, February 21, 2016

China at the Heart of North Korea's Illicit Cash-Flow Funnel

Bombs kill 120

Who Signed the Contract?

Nine of the most miserable attempts to create idealised societies

China's Yuan Bears Predict More Trouble Ahead

The World's Biggest Miner May Be About to Toast Its Oil Drillers

Eric 'Winkle' Brown: Celebrated British pilot dies, aged 97

FBI told San Bernardino County staff to tamper with gunman's Apple account

High-performing charter schools shed students quickly

Uber driver who killed six in Kalamazoo shooting spree chose victims ‘at random,’

Bolivia to Vote on Term Limits Amid Growing Doubts About Its President

Court drama jolts Senate races

Henry James at Work

On 'Krazy Kat' and 'Peanuts

Iraqis Celebrate as Threat of Third Bush Presidency is Over

Is Seattle still a great city? Checklist reflects doubts

Backlash over cattle grazing on public land hits Point Reyes

The Data Against Kant

Evangelicals Are Losing the Battle for the Bible. And They’re Just Fine with That.

Berlin's "Quivering Heart"

Bush’s Befuddled Goodbye and the Risks of Trump Denialism

“Le Pont Mirabeau” by Guillaume Apollinaire

“Le Pont Mirabeau” by Guillaume Apollinaire

Le pont Mirabeau

Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine
           Et nos amours
     Faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne
La joie venait toujours après la peine           Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure
           Les jours s'en vont je demeure
Les mains dans les mains restons face à face
           Tandis que sous
     Le pont de nos bras passe
Des éternels regards l'onde si lasse
           Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure
           Les jours s'en vont je demeure
L'amour s'en va comme cette eau courante
           L'amour s'en va
     Comme la vie est lente
Et comme l'Espérance est violente
           Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure
           Les jours s'en vont je demeure
Passent les jours et passent les semaines
           Ni temps passé
     Ni les amours reviennent
Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine
           Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure
           Les jours s'en vont je demeure


Hillary Clinton’s polling this year looks a lot like 2008

Russia Stops Cooperating With U.S. on Afghanistan

Biggest winners and losers of South Carolina and Nevada

Break Up the Insulin Racket

The Female Pilots We Betrayed

Bernie Sanders Has a Tough Road Ahead of Him

How Henry James's family tried to keep him in the close

Sine Cosine Tangent

The Alter Ego of Robert Craf

How the Kochtopus Went After a Reporter

These Are the Stocks That Are Most Loved and Most Hated

At least seven dead in 'random murders' in Kalamazoo County

Homs car bombings kill 46

India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization

Water crisis fears in Delhi over Jat caste unrest