Your Morning Cup of Links

If this surprises you, LOL

Where is the evidence that Trump would defend the Constitution?

No party owns my vote. It has to be earned.

Every word of this Bret Stephens piece:

Of all of Donald Trump’s vile irruptions—about Sen. John McCain’s military record, or reporter Serge Kovaleski’s physical handicap, or Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s judicial fitness—his casual smear of Ghazala Khan is perhaps the vilest.

This isn’t simply because Mrs. Khan is a bereaved mother. Bereavement alone does not place someone above criticism, especially when it comes to political differences. Nor is it because Mrs. Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died heroically to protect his troops in Iraq. The special deference given to Gold Star parents is, at bottom, a social convention.

No: What makes Mr. Trump’s remarks so foul is their undisguised sadism. He took a woman too heartbroken and anxious to speak of her dead son before an audience of millions and painted a target on her. He treated her silence as evidence that she was either a dolt or a stooge. He degraded her. “She was standing there. She had nothing to say,” Mr. Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”

In this comment there was the full unmasking of Mr. Trump, in case he needed further unmasking. He has, as Humayun’s father Khizr put it, a “black soul.” His problem isn’t a lack of normal propriety but the absence of basic human decency. He is morally unfit for any office, high or low.

Shock your doctor: pay in cash

The meteor shower of the decade is coming this week

The 12th Duke of Northumberland says Harry Potter has ruined his gigantic castle

Every network covered Patricia Smith’s speech live except yours, you buffoons. And that’s because your dumbass disrespectful candidate decided to call in for a phone interview during her speech.

If you’re one of the idiots spreading around that stupid hit piece on the Khans, this is the despicable loser you’re promoting FYI.

These may be the most magnificent portraits of goats and sheep you’ll ever see

“How Trump folk talk”

For the first time, scientists have been able to pinpoint the likely cause of the extinction of woolly mammoths.

The cruel beauty of Hieronymus Bosch: 500 years of breathtaking imagery

British spies and the Bolshevik Revolution

The Smithsonian is hiring a beer scholar

Why I laugh when Trumpkins scream about Hillary being a liar. Kinda can’t go with that line of attack when you’re supporting this guy.

How the Mafia almost fixed the 1932 Democratic National Convention

A 16th-century Spanish fort in South Carolina has been located using remote sensing technology.

Trump being married to an illegal immigrant would be the perfect icing on this shitcake.

Obama is right. A thing I rarely say, but he is.

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