Your Morning Cup of Links

What an absolutely terrible person:

Freddy’s son, Fred III, spoke at the funeral, and that night, his wife went into labor with their son, who developed seizures that led to cerebral palsy. The Trump family promised that it would take care of the medical bills. Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.”

Freddy’s children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used “undue influence” over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out.

A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child. “I was angry because they sued,” he explained during last week’s interview.

A grim NYT account of sexual abuse of women migrating to Europe by fellow-migrants, including their own husbands.


How liberals are the new autocrats

“Not everything is about what you want it to be about”

The Saudi-Iranian eruption

In Haifa, Israel, Arab hipsters create a liberal culture that couldn’t exist in any Arab state

How famous paintings got their wrong names

The cast of the new BBC production of War and Peace hasn’t even read the book.

Tech Wizardry Solves Mysteries of Egypt’s Royal Mummies

“The Reagan revolution was about convincing centrist Dems to try smaller government and deregulation; the Trump revolution is about convincing them that big government will work for them with Donald Trump in charge.”

Is the art market cooling down?

Ban hot women

Not sure I can take another year of this ladyboy toddler administration.

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