2:00PM Water Cooler 5/13/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente

Bird Song of the Day

This is Hermit Thrush Week at Naked Capitalism. Acadia National Park, Maine, US.

Hat tip Noone from Nowheresville. Readers, do you have another bird to propose?

Or perhaps I can simply use this keen migration dashboard from BirdCast (hat tip, alert reader Ignacio).

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Politics

“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51

“They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson

Capitol Seizure

“Jan. 6 committee opens a Pandora’s box of retaliation” [Axios]. “The Jan. 6 committee’s decision to issue five major subpoenas Thursday — two targeting potential House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan — is likely to open a Pandora’s box of retaliation. The GOP was already

Keep reading this article on Naked Capitalism (Yves Smith) - Blog.

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