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

Five Terrifyingly Huge Spiders.

When Express Delivery to California Meant 100 Grueling Days at Sea.

“Your smile is a naughty goblin”: Foolproof pick up lines, per Chinese scientists

The next big thing in fashion? Not washing your clothes.

The Sticky History of Adhesives.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the physics of the (im)possibility of lightsabers, Flag Day and Father’s Day links (with lots of Homer Simpson advice), a map of the literal translation of every country’s name, and the time when foster care was synonymous with farm labor.

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Andrew Cuomo’s Horrific Decisions

Observers of New York politics over the past several years understand that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fanatical obsession with humiliating and overruling his fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio towers over every other consideration in the Empire State. Sometimes Cuomo’s habits come across as merely silly, as when he ... Read More

Andrew Cuomo’s Horrific Decisions

Observers of New York politics over the past several years understand that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fanatical obsession with humiliating and overruling his fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio towers over every other consideration in the Empire State. Sometimes Cuomo’s habits come across as merely silly, as when he ... Read More
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Systemic Racism? Make Them Prove It.

I  worked in the criminal-justice system for a quarter century. It is run, day-to-day, by the crème de la crème of graduates from America’s top law schools. Those institutions wear their progressive bona fides on their sleeves and proclaim it for all the world to hear. In their offhand rhetoric — ... Read More
U.S.

Systemic Racism? Make Them Prove It.

I  worked in the criminal-justice system for a quarter century. It is run, day-to-day, by the crème de la crème of graduates from America’s top law schools. Those institutions wear their progressive bona fides on their sleeves and proclaim it for all the world to hear. In their offhand rhetoric — ... Read More