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Friday links

The anniversary of Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech.

Weird and Fascinating Ways Animals Use Poop.

The Origins of 10 Great Insults.

Beefcake alert from 1970’s Spain.

Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

When Bowling Was a Sport Reserved for Royalty.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include the history of washing machines, a roundup of recommendations for beer, wine and whiskey pairings to drink with Girl Scout cookies, why some animals kill each other after sex, and Dr. Seuss’s little-known book of nudes.

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The President’s Do-Over

I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case -- as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the ... Read More
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Trump’s Disgraceful Press Conference in Helsinki

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