Afternoon Links

This is wonderful.

The pleasures of unfinished art

How Lewis and Tolkien fell out

How Adolf Eichmann was caught

Trump’s SCOTUS list is meaningless because the word of a pathological liar is worthless

This is impressively crazy.

Even before the late 19th century, when the first law mandating gender separation was enacted in Massachusetts in 1887, public restrooms in the United States have been designed, built, and maintained with one group of people in mind: straight, white, able-bodied cisgender men, who alone in U.S. history have been able to pee in peace.

This sentence is perfectly normal and not at all batshit ridiculousness.” – the Left

When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons.

I can’t believe this needs to be said, but here we are: Boys do not menstruate.

Why cellists are the most rebellious musicians in the orchestra

This video. All the tears.

The Never Trump movement is neither anti-American nor hypocritical

The real-life version of The Americans: “The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies”

You can take it too far, folks.

Why Tolstoy took up tennis

In search of Emily Dickinson’s gardens

As I’ve been saying for months, the Iran nuclear deal was a massive fraud perpetrated on the American people. I’m glad the evidence has finally come out this month.

A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

The Ploughshares Fund’s mission is to “build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world’s nuclear stockpiles,” one that dovetails with President Barack Obama’s arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more attention this month after a candid profile of Ben Rhodes, one of the president’s top foreign policy aides.

In The New York Times Magazine article, Rhodes explained how the administration worked with nongovernmental organizations, proliferation experts and even friendly reporters to build support for the seven-nation accord that curtailed Iran’s nuclear activity and softened international financial penalties on Tehran.

“We created an echo chamber,” said Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, adding that “outside groups like Ploughshares” helped carry out the administration’s message effectively.

Four months after vets fundraiser, Trump campaign says it never raised the $6 million it claimed

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