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Thursday links

Weird nativity sets.

Fashion Trend for Women: Armpit Hair Extensions.

15 Harsh Things Critics Said About The Nutcracker After Its 1892 Premiere and 15 Fun Facts About Fruitcake.

These Are The Star Wars Christmas Cards You’re Looking For.

Why does peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth?

The Science Behind Why Dark Winter Days Bum People Out.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include lots of ugly Christmas sweaters (and DIY instructions), Festivus before Seinfeld, and how NORAD’s Santa tracker works.

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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

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

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