A Clearing of the Tabs

He got a bad grade. So, he got the Constitution amended.

At Imprimis, Hillsdale College's monthly "speech digest", Kimberly Strassel, author of the book The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, gives a three-page overview of that topic that is full of specific examples.

Why college graduates still can't think, by Rob Jenkins over at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

Over at USA Today, Glenn Reynolds does the job American journalists don't seem to want to do by asking if Obama's illegal spying was worse than Watergate. Although I don't think there will be anything really new to readers at the Hall, it gives a good summary of events in one place.

Mexico's drug war death toll in 2016 reportedly exceeded that of many countries having real wars.

A very even-handed assessment of Obamacare over at the Federalist by Mary Katherine Ham. She discusses how it has helped some of her friends and how it has hurt her family. Her argument is that we shouldn't ignore either side.

The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.

Babalu Blog covers a report arguing that Cuba's treatment of medical professionals amounts to human trafficking.

Brett and Kate McKay over at the Art of Manliness have an article I should read, you know, after I check this next website: How to Quite Mindlessly Surfing the Internet and Actually Get Stuff Done.

Graph Paper Diaries offers a 12-post course on spotting and refuting BS called, appropriately, Calling BS Readalong. The link is to the series index.

The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy

FIRE's Greg Lukianoff and Heterodox Academy's Jonathan Haidt offer The Coddling of the American Mind.

Junicode -- a Unicode font for medievalists

A page on using Old English in the digital world (font, browser, etc., recommendations)

A guide to giving your cats their annual performance review

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