Opinion | Scandalize! Minimize! Repeat as Necessary – The New York Times

The best country in the world to raise a child? It’s not America, survey finds – CNN

Mike Lee, GOP senator who erupted over Iran briefing, shares awful new details – The Washington Post

America desperately needs to rebuild the IRS.

‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession | Environment | The Guardian

Putin meets Assad in rare Syria visit amid US-Iran tensions | Russia News | Al Jazeera

Republicans preach fiscal conservatism, yet they always find money for war | Kate Aronoff | Opinion | The Guardian

Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’ | UK news | The Guardian

Opinion | ‘The Game Has Changed’ – The New York Times

Opinion | The Dire Consequences of Trump’s Suleimani Decision – The New York Times

Trump Reiterates Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites – The New York Times

Defense News: Pentagon Duped by Contractors’ Shell Companies – Bloomberg

Trump said years ago that Obama would start a war with Iran to win elections

Omnicide: Who is responsible for the gravest of all crimes? – ABC Religion & Ethics

White House budget official told Pentagon that order to hold Ukraine aid came from Trump, national security site reports

California’s groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do? | US news | The Guardian

How Big Companies Won New Tax Breaks From the Trump Administration – The New York Times

Trump impeachment: Mitch McConnell is about to violate two oaths

Crisis Looms in Antibiotics as Drug Makers Go Bankrupt – The New York Times

Nancy Pelosi: the woman who stood up to Trump | US news | The Guardian

Trump again airs dubious claims in latest attacks on windmills – CNNPolitics

The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point | Talking Points Memo

Russia Is a Mess. Why Is Putin Such a Formidable Adversary? – The New York Times

Opinion | Short-Term Thinking Is Poisoning American Business – The New York Times

Ukraine aid blocked soon after Trump’s phone call with Zelenskiy, emails show | US news | The Guardian