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Wednesday Links

August 29, 2:14 a.m.: Skynet Becomes Self-aware.

How drunk were the Founding Fathers? Revolutionary-era Americans could drink you under the table.

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions: The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is “the largest pipe organ you’ve ever come across.”

Excellent Supercut of Improbable Weapons.

How to Fight Multiple Assailants.

LBJ’s birthday was earlier this week: He was the President Who Marked His Territory.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, the U.S. Senate monorail (a private subway system under Washington D.C.), and the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in a.d. 79.

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Elections

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
Education

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