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Tuesday Links

Twenty of the funniest business names of all time.

Gorgeous remastered and colorized images from the Civil War era, including Lincoln and Mark Twain.  Related: Forty must-see historic photos.

If the wind reached 500 mph, would it pick up a human?

More cCowbell: How the bovine bell became a musical instrument.

Do lemmings really run off cliffs to their deaths?

Tom Hanks: The Movie. From Forrest Gump to Captain Phillips as one epic story.

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The New, New Anti-Semitism

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic ... Read More

The Left, the Wall, the Truth

Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More