- “Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s said Friday that a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect ‘any income of any type from Russian sources,’ with some exceptions.” Those poor last three words have to carry the entire sentence.
- Jeff Sessions will probably end up a worse Attorney General than the guy who went to jail. Perhaps he’s already there.
- Charlie Pierce:
These people have bargained themselves for cheap. There are rats in all their words. They are the mere husks of public servants, and they’re complicit in the act of hollowing out the republic. If they remain willing to do it, I honestly don’t know where we’re all going. But there is, at the moment, a sense of a great turning in events. Nobody is in control of the story right now, and ordinarily, that would be a cause for concern. But chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.
- Once again, the Democrats are hopelessly out-of-touch with the remnants of the American people: “Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust.”
- The Philippines are doing it even more wrong than we are. Read about the anti-Duterte resistance.
- “Wage theft” is a straightforward term that instantly communicates how bad its subject is. Now we just need to stop it.
- New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu is doing the right thing in removing Confederate monuments around the city. His explanation of why is clear and devastating (h/t Erik Loomis):
The record is clear: New Orleans’s Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard statues were erected with the goal of rewriting history to glorify the Confederacy and perpetuate the idea of white supremacy. These monuments stand not as mournful markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in reverence of it. They are an inaccurate recitation of our past, an affront to our present and a poor prescription for our future.
- Do not name your kid after Kylo Ren.
- One day, you too can publish a poorly designed, small sample size, pop psychology study and make the headlines, only to be debunked years later.
- It’s been absolutely wonderful to see the open questions from old dinosaur books slowly get answered. Another puzzle piece begins to be filled in.
- These days people are always proclaiming the death of satire and the end of The Onion. Such people are wrong. The Onion is and always will be great.
- Why don’t British singers sound British when they sing?
- “Category: Lists of films by common content” — great Wikipedia category, or greatest Wikipedia category?