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Monday links

Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920: here’s some history, contemporaneous newsreels, the women who tried to telepathically influence the vote, Abraham Lincoln and Milton Friedman.

How to Become a Lawyer Without Going to Law School.

For 15 Years, New Orleans Was Divided Into Three Separate Cities.

Jan. 15, 1919: Boston’s 2.3 million gallon molasses flood kills 21 people.

No More than a Litre of Wine a Day, recommends a 1950s French Sobriety Poster.

Something new thing to worry about: sinus “fungus balls”.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky, the history of pickles, 1960 Russian ideas about life in 2017, how birds survive the winter, and the Feast of the Ass.

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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