Sunday Assorted Links

1. Child abuse and racial differences in IQ

2. “The odds of winning the state lottery are several times greater than the odds an unarmed black will be killed by a cop.

3. The past is a more honest country

4. Trump remains very much a Likudik

5. Her campaign demands mods do Her work

6. Beware the Kashmir volcano

Author: pithom

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

2 thoughts on “Sunday Assorted Links”

  1. #6. Number 13’s uncle Patrick is undoubtedly correct that this is the most under-reported foreign policy story right now. An Indian colleague of mine actually reads the local coverage in Kashmir and he was really freaking out last week. But CTRL-F “Kashmir” on the NYT’s international section turns up nothing, of course. I wonder what degree of crisis is required to penetrate the MSM editorial bubble. I’d guess the odds of a Kashmir question at tonight’s debate are less than 2%.

    Amusing anecdote I learned from my girlfriend, who went to high school with Olivia Wilde: she was very self-conscious about her last name (before she changed it) and insisted people pronounce it “CO-burn”. I think it’s a bit funny because her parents and uncle (and maybe some other members of her family?) are all highly-lauded journalists who’ve won many awards, and probably deserve to be more famous than they already are.

    1. Whoops! I mixed up Eric Margolis’ article with a different one by Patrick Cockburn I’d read on Unz today. But I always like to share the Olivia Wilde anecdote, so no loss.

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