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A drone war begins between vegans and hunters
“Myles Standish, the patron saint of soldiers of fortune, probably would have approved of drones.”
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Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan

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A USDA program that tortures dogs and kills endangered species
“Since 2000, Wildlife Services operatives have killed at least 2 million native mammals and 15 million native birds. Many of these animals are iconic in the American West and beloved by the public.”
Illustration (detail) by Danijel Žeželj

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In defense of America’s best idea
“Whether and how we educate people is still a direct reflection of the degree of freedom we expect them to have, or want them to have.”
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“This is the strange magic of an arrangement of all the world’s knowledge in alphabetical order: any search for anything passes through things that have nothing in common with it but an initial letter.”
Artwork by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W., New York City.

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Proposed maximum fine for participating in a dwarf toss in South Carolina:

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Scientists taught dolphins to sing the theme song from Batman.

In Brazil a capuchin monkey was captured by a local fire department after video emerged in which it drinks alcohol from glasses around a bar and then chases patrons with a foot-long knife.

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Art, Sketch — February 24, 2016, 2:02 pm

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Illustrations of 315 Bowery in New York City, as it appeared between the 1940s and today.

Weekly Review — February 23, 2016, 11:42 am

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In Utah, a Mormon youth-group leader found the decapitated head of a snake inside a can of green beans, and in Brazil a capuchin monkey was captured by a local fire department after video emerged in which it drinks alcohol from glasses around a bar and then chases patrons with a foot-long knife. In New Jersey, a mail carrier called his postmaster for help after several wild turkeys trapped him in his truck. “I got a carrier that’s being attacked by wild turkeys,” said the postmaster in a 911 call, “and won’t let him deliver the mail.” Read more…

Art, Monday Gallery — February 22, 2016, 1:18 pm

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Visage (150201), a collage with mixed media, and Versos (100303), a collage, by Leigh Wells. Courtesy the artist

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Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan

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Commentary — February 17, 2016, 2:30 pm

State of Emergency

“France’s efforts to expand and enshrine the emergency laws in the constitution have created a sense that the legal framework of the French Republic, and all that it stands for, is under threat.”

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Seventeen member states of the International Syria Support Group agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria, and, following the announcement, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad promised to keep fighting, Turkey stepped up its bombing campaign against the Kurds in Syria, and Russia continued flying sorties. Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev described Russia’s relationship with the West as “a new Cold War,” and a noted opponent of President Vladimir Putin had cake thrown in his face by a gang of men at a Moscow restaurant. Read more…

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