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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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Politics & Policy

‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
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When the Press Sees Red

You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More