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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

In Defense of the Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined a growing chorus within the Democratic party in calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. Speaking at a forum in Mississippi on Monday night, Warren said that she hoped to ensure that “every vote matters” and proposed that “the way we can make that happen is ... Read More
National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More