Tuesday Assorted Links

1. Justice Department opens investigation into Russian doping scandal; NYT commenters reply with sarcasm

2. Douthat on the Trumpenproletariat is pretty good. In short, Trump voters are disproportionately concentrated in poor areas, but typically aren’t total layabouts, but moderately well-off citizens often surrounded by layabouts

3. Tweet of the Day

4. Five Thirty Eight on Pennsylvania being a crucial swing state. I wrote about this weeks ago.

5. Contra Krugman: Is a Debt Default Good Or Bad? Depends who’s doing it.

6. The Texas Plan with Governor Abbot

7. Clinton supporters far more delusional on how the war “against” the Islamic State is going than Berniebros

8. Pope Francis bravely takes a stand against Western-backed pseudo-Democracy promotion. Trump agrees. Neocons whine.

9. $hillary: a foreign policy nightmare

10. Scott Adams on Trump’s Vice Presidential pick. Funny.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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