League and wonder

Glenn McLaren (Swinburne): The Obesity Crisis and Semiotic Corruption. Thousands of migrants are protesting outside a train station in Hungary, as Europe’s crisis keeps getting worse (and more). What happens to the left when it gains power? Look at Greece’s Syriza party — the choices are purity or pragmatism. Matthew Yglesias on how Donald Trump can win. Does Donald Trump cheat at golf? A Washington Post investigation. Conservatives are now convinced Black Lives Matter is a hate group (and more). A look at how Confederate ideology propels the Republican propaganda mill. Throw Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in jail (and more and more). More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought — but it’s also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes. Do you ever see a super-old, super-rich guy out on the town with a super-young girl who’s super out of his league and wonder, how the hell did that happen? Taffy Brodesser-Akner investigates the bold new transactional-love economy.