Elsewhere for June 23, 2018

You should read this for 6/23/2018:

Art and Film

Star Trek: TNG to Possibly Return as Alex Kurtzman Oversees Expansion of Star Trek On TV

Books, Writing, and Language

These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way
LGBTQ identity is shaped by language. So what words will describe “queer” in the future?
It Can Happen Here


Bullies have no place in academia – even if they’re star scientists
Several well-known private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes

Food and Drink

Via King Arthur Flour: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

History and Archaeology

Monticello Is Done Avoiding Jefferson’s Relationship With Sally Hemings “A new exhibit grapples with the reality of slavery and deals a final blow to two centuries of ignoring or covering up what amounted to an open secret.”
Did John Adams Out Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings?
Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

Trump asked NFL players for pardon suggestions. On Thursday, they responded.
Where are the migrant
child facilities? Scattered across America “Help us map where children are being sent around the U.S. The Post is continuing to report on where migrant children were sent after they were separated from their parents. Do you know of a facility where these children may be? Crowd-sourcing for humanitarian purposes

Science and Nature

Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.


DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Heckled Out of a Mexican Restaurant by Protesters
Hundreds of the Attorney General’ Jeff Session’s fellow church-members signed a letter claiming his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy had harmed “thousands of vulnerable humans.” In June 2018, members of the United Methodist Church brought church charges, including child abuse, against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication


Russian Trolls Weigh In on Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump Jr. “Newly identified Twitter accounts were until recently still tweeting out politically divisive messages as midterm elections approach”
In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren’t true

President Trump — a man already known for trafficking in mistruths and even outright lies — has been outdoing even himself with falsehoods in recent days, repeating and amplifying bogus claims on several of the most pressing controversies facing his presidency.

National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.