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Friday Links

It’s that time of year again: beer and wine pairings for all those Girl Scout cookies you’re buying.

Laika and her comrades: The Soviet space dogs who took giant leaps for mankind.

One hundred years of National Geographic maps: the art and science of where.

Happy World Nutella Day! Here’s a canonical list of Nutella recipes.

Why Google Maps tells Americans they’re in Tulsa, Okla.

A roundup of links of animals getting drunk or high.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include lots of Groundhog Day stuff, the history of snow removal, a map of every goat in the U.S., a tour of a 1964 fallout-shelter home, and the problems involved with having real superpowers.

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Elections

Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

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Education

Ivy-League Schools Wither

A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered — especially the elite university and Silicon Valley. A Yale and a Stanford, or Facebook and Google, assume — for the most part rightly — that each is so loudly progressive that the public, federal and state regulators, and politicians would of ... Read More
Elections

In Defense of the Electoral College

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National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

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