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Friday Links

The Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove Car Hacking Can Get Much Worse.

Revolutionary War Olympics: The Games Our Founders Played.

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, with the best viewing after local midnight. Too late or cloudy for you? NASA will live-stream the shower.

Predicting weather with bug sex.

Laziness is a sign of high intelligence.

10 Travel Tips From the Age of Napoleon.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include the history of French fries, the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae, a supercut of “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”, and a roundup of wooden skyscrapers.

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Ten Questions for the ‘Squad’

Democratic infighting reached a fever pitch last week with bickering and personal attacks between members of the “Squad” and other House Democrats. During that period, Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley mostly avoided doing interviews. However, that all ... Read More

The Rise of the Chinese-American Right

On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his ... Read More

Who Is Boris Johnson?

By next week at this time, Boris Johnson will be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Not since Margaret Thatcher has such an outsized personality resided in Number 10 Downing Street. Not since Winston Churchill has such a wit presided over Her Majesty’s Government. Wit is actually the chief reason for ... Read More