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Monday links

On Jan. 15, 1919, Boston’s 2.3 million gallon molasses flood killed 21 people.

Napoleon’s Heirs Include a Wall Street Banker, the Founder of the FBI and a Star Trek Actor.

The Impossible Task of Reconstructing the Rules to an Ancient Board Game.

How deep have humans dug into the Earth?

The Neurological Disorders in Alice in Wonderland.

Ten Myths About the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include Thomas Edison’s sci-fi novel, a Victorian dinosaur park, how to celebrate the Feast of the Ass, and why you can’t take an orange through customs.

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Elections

Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

If, as I wrote last week here, Joe Biden may save the Democratic party from a horrible debacle at the polls next year, Beto O’Rourke may be doing the whole process a good turn now. Biden, despite his efforts to masquerade as the vanguard of what is now called progressivism, is politically sane and, if ... Read More
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

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