Hot links from recent days: Jamal Dajani describes the new terror in the Middle East … Finally, a good reason for women to dig NASCAR … Is it possible to build a culture of trust in politics? Joe Brewer thinks so … Ayn Rand’s ideal man? … Europe: Hubble shmubble … Sojourner Truth honored in Washington at last … The GOP is OOT, writes Bob Herbert … Remember the times when we kids could play outside all day long and not come home till dark? Bring ’em back, says this mom … Paul Woodward on the greatest single existential threat to Israel … Attempts to save salmon may be futile … Justice in progress: Obama proposes $1.2 billion settlement for black farmers. Might the BIA be on notice? … Dragons, dwarves, golden hoards, and lots of drinking: no, it’s not a larper convention, it’s newly published works by Tolkien … Ezra Klein wonders, can local bloggers replace local news coverage? … Secrets of a monster wave … Best news channel in the world? The BEAST opines … Toss your berets in the air, the cheese war has ended … The $328,000 photo that spooked the Big Apple … With some shark species completely gone in the Caribbean, I’m not so sure word of this should be getting out … Rupert Murdoch: Brilliant business visionary or embittered, greedy prick? I report, you decide … This is almost certainly the only time NB will ever link to something about Miley … Never let Yahoo! forget this … Next up for layoffs: the National Guard … Matt Taibbi doesn’t like Fish … Van Gogh and Beethoven arrested in Florida … And finally, Conan O’Brien hates computer nerds. ∞
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