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Netanyahu Cozies Up to Trump ; Hopeful New Zika Advances ; Trump’s Cabinet Predictions ...and More Picks

Netanyahu Cozies Up to Trump ; Hopeful New Zika Advances ; Trump’s Cabinet Predictions ...and More Picks

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Krugman on Trump Effect: Global Recession Now Likely (Jeff C.)

The New York Times economist and columnist predicts a precipitous drop in market confidence with the shocking election of The Donald. Unlike 2008, this time, central banks won’t be able to fix it.

Why Don’t We Take Global Warming Seriously? (Gerry)

Short answer: We are. But will it be enough? This summary of the latest from the race to keep the earth habitable for humans has enough good news to give you hope and enough bad news to give you agita.

Netanyahu Calls Trump “True Friend” of Israel (Dan)

Thus starts the new US-Israel relationship.

Possible Fetus Protection from Zika Virus (Russ)

Hopeful new advances.

John Oliver Takes on Multi-Level Marketing (Russ)

All kinds of famous people hawk these rip-offs. Here’s the lowdown.

The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton (Trevin)

Podesta email from a Citigroup exec, sent one month before the 2008 election, maps out “virtually the entire Obama cabinet.”

Trump’s Predicted Cabinet (Dan)

Possible names include GIuliani, Ben Carson, Palin. In other words, here comes the Trump braintrust.


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