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Monday links

The history of the sneeze guard.

Compilation: Dogs Terrified Of Walking Past Cats.  Vaguely related: Bears Acting Like Humans Compilation.

Bugs and Spiders Disguised as Poop, Leaves, and Each Other.

Strange Christmas Traditions Around the World.

Star Wars/Bohemian Rhapsody music video mashup.

Dad Illustrates The Weirdest Things He Has Actually Said To His Kids.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here.

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Film & TV

A Right-Wing Halloween

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Politics & Policy

The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Elections

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More