Your Morning Cup of Links

Ted Cruz, Natural Born Citizen

White House continues purge of high-threat detainees from Gitmo while obfuscating increase in numbers detained on terror charges

“It means giving up the fond illusion that Germany’s past sins can be absolved with a reckless humanitarianism in the present. It means that Angela Merkel must go — so that her country, and the continent it bestrides, can avoid paying too high a price for her high-minded folly.”

This sounds awful.

In addition to classified info breaches, the FBI is reportedly exploring a public corruption probe against Hillary.

Review: Saint Aldhelm’s Riddles, translated by A. M. Juster

Picasso’s granddaughter is selling her private collection at Sotheby’s

“Let’s make young Han Solo look like some ladyboy in a boy band!” – idiots

Visit these 10 sites celebrating major anniversaries in 2016

First Israeli F-35 begins production in Fort Worth

1715 multicolored Hadley chest could fetch $500K at auction

Melting pots and critical masses

If people from the old country keep streaming in, you tend to hang out with them instead of mixing with the culture at large. Both of these reasons support the conclusion that restricting immigration benefits both immigrants and the native-born…In 2007, Zhenchao Qian of Ohio State and Daniel T. Lichter of Cornell found that over the course of the 1990s, the percentage of Asians marrying whites, and Hispanics marrying whites, fell sharply, a development they attribute to rising immigration. As the size of an ethnic group increases, in-group contact and interaction increases. This in turn strengthens in-group ethnic solidarity while reducing intermarriage.

Astronomers to image event horizon of a supermassive black hole in groundbreaking bid to prove general relativity

Good column on why the Friedrichs case (argued the other day before SCOTUS) is so important

What a dumb time to be alive

Democrats invite Muslim Brotherhood front/friends of Hamas to the SOTU

Speaking of the SOTU, here’s your annual reminder that it’s is the most disgusting display in American political life. “Here’s a better idea for an unconventional State of the Union address: Don’t have one.” In case you decided to be a hero of the republic and skip it last night, just know that Obama made the same dishonest, straw-man laden speech as always.

This will end well.

YES. Thank you Liz Mair, for filleting this fraud.

It’s over, Donald. “Most patriotic Americans stop playing soccer at around age nine, because it’s lame and rewards weakness. It’s also very popular in Mexico.”

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