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Astir with Crawling White Filaments

Just ahead of Episode Twelve of The Riddle of the Sands, I want to thank you for your kind comments about Tales for Our...

Immigration Policy: Bordering on Madness

The U.S. is lousy at excluding illegal immigrants — and at treating them humanely once they’re here. ...

The Cowardly Incoherence of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, and other Iconoclasms

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés. ...

The Little Lust-Cutter

Just ahead of tonight's audio adventure a reminder that for The Mark Steyn Club's second birthday we relaunched our Tales for Our Time home...

Lobbying Is Not the Decoder Ring of American Politics

Cory Doctorow has written a very silly column in the New York Times, in the form of an op-ed from the future. ...

World news

Dershowitz: Mueller Should Limit His Remarks to Congress

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz thinks Robert Mueller should stick to what's in his report on July 17....

Economy

Technology

Oppo’s Under-Screen Selfie Camera Makes Notches Feel Like a Lazy Design Placeholder

You can tell yourself whatever you need to feel better about having to stare at your smartphone’s ugly notch all day, but it’s an awkward design decision that serves as a placeholder until a more elegant solution to hiding a front facing camera (and other tech) comes along. Apple seems to...

Save Up to $40 On Apple’s New iPad Air

10.5" iPad Air | $469-$739 | AmazonRead more......

Target Is Starting Its Own Goddamn Prime Day, OK?

If there are those among you who have thought to yourselves, “Boy—the number of corporate faux-holidays devoted entirely to trying to get me to buy things is one too few,” then congratulations: Target is launching its own damn version of Prime Day.Read more......

Science / Health

Coffee May Help Your Body Burn Fat: Study

The health benefits of drinking a morning cup of Joe are piling up and researchers have just added a new entry to the list - weight loss. ...

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with the device's function. ...

9 Healthy Foods That Are Bad for You

Good health starts with what we eat. It sounds simple but with so many emerging food trends, it's tricky figuring out what is healthy and what has been given a false halo....
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Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees – The New York Times

Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees  The New York TimesMueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena  CNNGraham: Mueller testifying will blow up in House Dems' faces  Fox NewsAlan Dershowitz: Mueller shouldn’t tell Congress anything about Trump not already in his report  Fox NewsRobert Mueller to testify publicly before House committees on...

Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Shake-Up During Migrant Crisis – The New York Times

Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Shake-Up During Migrant Crisis  The New York Times100 migrant children returned to "inhumane" Texas facility  CBS NewsAlmost 300 migrant children removed from Texas facility described as 'appalling'  NBC NewsWe went to a border detention center for children. What we saw was awful  CNNColumn: Quit arguing...

Iran Disparages U.S. Over Sanctions – The New York Times

Iran Disparages U.S. Over Sanctions  The New York TimesTrump Imposes Sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader  Bloomberg PoliticsTrump signs executive order delivering 'hard-hitting' sanctions against Iran  Fox NewsTrump Sanctions Iran’s Supreme Leader, but to What End?  The New YorkerTrump wants to ‘make Iran great again.’ Here’s how he could.  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News...

The Government is out of control

Great hat. Even greater message.

We’re All Old Angry White People?

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/politics/We_re_All_Old_Angry_White_People_Oh_really'; This thoughtful young man could be the beginning of a great future for not only the Tea party, but America...

It’s all about freedom

Freedom is not a single party issue. It is an American issue.

Entertainment

Did ‘Breaking Bad’ stars just tease the new movie with a donkey pic?

“Breaking Bad” co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul posted the same photo of two donkeys — or are those mules? — to Instagram and Twitter Tuesday afternoon with this caption: “Soon.” Rabid fans noticed immediately — and demanded to know if the image had something to do with a much anticipated...

Sports

Jason Collins changed the ‘playbook’ for gay athletes and is helping others follow

Jason Collins remembers the words of support he got after coming out as gay in 2013, and has spread that message in the years since. “In my opinion, out of all the major professional leagues, I believe the NBA is the best. My former coaches, teammates, folks in the NBA league...

Mark Jackson is being ‘blackballed’ by NBA: Andre Iguodala

Mark Jackson has had a courtside seat to the past five NBA Finals, repeatedly watching the team which fired him play for — and win — championships. At least one of his former players, Andre Iguodala, believes Jackson should get comfortable with the view. According to Iguodala, Jackson, who coached the...

Opinion: Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are role models on and off the soccer field

CLOSE SportsPulse: The USWNT faced their first real adversity of the tournament and survived. Nancy Armour explains why that's exactly what they needed...

Mets fine Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas for incident with reporter

The Mets’ outbursts against Newsday reporter Tim Healey will be costly, at least financially. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said both manager Mickey Callaway and starting pitcher Jason Vargas were fined for their actions on Sunday. “The altercation was disappointing. It was regrettable on many levels,” Van Wagenen told reporters Monday...