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Friday Links

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend: Here’s some DST history (including Ben Franklin’s satirical proposal), stories, and video. Related: EU pushes on with talks to scrap daylight saving time.

In Medieval Europe, No Outfit Was Complete without a Personal Eating Knife.

The Science of Good Chocolate.

The physiognomy of eyebrows: Everything you wanted to know about eyebrow interpretation from the 16th century.

O’Connor, Rehnquist, and a Supreme Marriage Proposal: One future Supreme Court Justice proposed to another, and they kept the secret for almost 70 years.

From Elizabeth Taylor to Adolph Hitler, Presenting History’s Greatest Decoys.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Halloween stuff, the partisan makeup of different occupations, a gallery of 1930s-era British open-air schools, and the anniversary of three major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade, and Leyte Gulf.

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Law & the Courts

The Second(-Class) Amendment

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry ... Read More
World

The Brexit Crisis

After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More
U.S.

Friends of Elmer

Do you know what scares an American outdoorsman more than a grizzly bear? Twitter. In the late summer and early autumn, the hunting world had its eyes on the courts: The Trump administration had issued new guidance that would permit the hunting of brown bears (popularly known as grizzly bears), including in ... Read More