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Tuesday Links

It’s Anne Frank’s birthday: Here’s some history and a video tour of the annex where her family hid for two years prior to their arrest.

That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail by Missile.

How to email a cat: a bit of pneumatic-tube history.

Organic Farmers Are Using Flamethrowers to Weed Their Fields.

A Kentucky State Police trooper, a retired State Police colonel, and a county coroner have been accused of several crimes including transporting moonshine and eyeballs.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include why the military still uses Windows XP, how Merv Griffin came up with the Jeopardy! format, the anniversary of the Democratic filibuster of the Civil Rights Act, and Japanese balloon bombs of World War II.

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It’s a Set-up

In my column yesterday, I contended that the unverifiable sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh bore “all the hallmarks of a set-up.” I based that assessment on the patently flimsy evidence, coupled with Senate Democrats’ duplicitous abuse of the confirmation-hearing process. To repeat ... Read More