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Monday Links

June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes, and video (including, of course, a Lego re-enactment).

Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tomb

Where the “No Ending a Sentence with a Preposition” Rule Comes From

Prayers to stop a dog from barking

Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball!

Where to Hit Someone to Inflict the Most Damage.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include secret rooms inside famous landmarks, Father’s Day advice from Homer Simpson, how nuts and bananas came to mean “crazy,” using barbed wire fences as early telephone wiring in the western states, and the anniversary of the Magna Carta signing.

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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