Your Morning Cup of Links

How to read Dante in the 21st century

A history of landscape

If you think there’s no possible way for a painter to take a unique approach to the Roman ruins—because who hasn’t painted them?—look at the work of Francis Towne.

“Men such as Donald Trump, and a half a hundred million idiots just like him across the fruited plain, really believe that the reason we haven’t eliminated Islamic terrorism is that it never occurred to anybody in the federal government — including the people who run, e.g., the U.S. Special Operations Command — to get tough. These people imagine that the trained killers in the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, and the often ruthless men who oversee them in Washington, simply are not willing to do what it takes to win. What that means, these people have no idea, because they are unwilling to think very hard about these sorts of problems and generally have no experience themselves.”

“Hillary Clinton is the most beatable likely Democratic nominee since John Kerry, and the GOP is poised to nominate the one man least likely to beat her, and the one man who would be just as bad in the White House. I don’t vote for despicable people. I don’t vote for leftists. And I will never, ever, vote for Donald Trump. He’s no better than she is.”

How Trump is gaslighting America

Some Americans are going to finally learn what they should have learned in 5th grade: “If Trump has only won a plurality of delegates, it won’t be a sign of strength, but of weakness. A badly divided party would be nominating a candidate who couldn’t reach a majority and, so far, has shown no general-election appeal. In this circumstance, delegates would be justified in looking to someone else better suited to win an election and protect the party’s interests.”


Every meal in Wuthering Heights, in order of sadness

Pluto may have a wandering heart


Oh, no shit?

Trump doesn’t know what the Supreme Court does, because he seriously doesn’t. know. anything.

It’s hard to piss off pro-lifers AND pro-choicers simultaneously. You really have to be a special kind of idiot.

Scotland’s wee but wild road

Chase confuses dog’s name (‘Dash’) for ISIS (‘Daesh’), freezes dog owner’s bank account

Good boy, Marco. Bless you. #NeverTrump

“It is a cult and I, for one, refuse to perpetuate the talking point that we want these people as a meaningful part of any coalition. I sure don’t. The people still hanging on to Donald Trump at this point and defending him really are not meaningful partners in making America great again.”

New evidence of Viking life in America?

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