Wednesday’s news links – March 9, 2022

As inflation heats up, 64% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck CNBC

How Dark Money Shaped The School Safety Debate Daily Poster

To get America back to work and boost profits, the Koch network and other right-wing money groups have long pushed to return to pre-pandemic schooling.

How War in Ukraine Drives Up Inflation at U.S. Farms, Supermarkets, Retailers WSJ

Lead from gasoline blunted the IQ of about half the U.S. population, study says NBC News

Transgender rights: China advances while U.S. backslides FightBack!

Brace For High Oil Prices, Inflation, And An Economic Slowdown OilPrice

#COVID19

Charts Paint a Grim Picture 2 Years Into the Coronavirus Pandemic KHN

‘Appalling’: Moderna Rebuked Over Latest Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Strategy Common Dreams

Yemen (you won’t see this in the NY Times)

Millions of Yemenis hold mass rallies condemning continued war and siege Emad Almarshahi

China

Biden pursues China-containment in new Indo-Pacific strategy Responsible Statecraft

Washington resurrects talk of two-war doctrine in nod to China Hankyoreh

Venezuela

US Officials Meet Maduro, Fail to Drive Wedge Between Venezuela and Russia Venezuelaanalysis

President Maduro Alerts That War Could Extend Throughout the World Kawsachun News

U.S./NATO war

The Hypocrisy of a Leftist “No to War” that Comes too Late International 360°

Ukraine crisis puts East Coast LNG back on the map Financial Post

Discerning Volodymyr Zelensky Lambert Strether

I realize that in the current climate of fevered hysteria, anything less than wide-eyed hero worship of Zelensky will be seen by the more delusional engaged as somewhere between kicking a sad-eyed puppy and an act of high treason. And I freely admit that I haven’t tried to work out causalities, or disentangle feuds between fascists, or battles against corruption, let alone geopolitics, or anything like that. I have only looked at transactions: billionaire Kolomoyskyi funded Banderite fascists; billionaire Kolomoyskyi funded Zelensky. Doesn’t that seem odd to you?

Biden admitted in 1997 NATO expansion would cause Russian ‘hostile reaction’ M/P

Victoria Nuland declares US is protecting ‘biological research facilities’ in Ukraine Grayzone

Days before Nuland’s comment, the Russian military claimed it had uncovered 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine linked to the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency

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