Me elsewhere: Into the Badlands was kind of boring but maybe just isn't for me?
Ben Carson's OWN ADVISERS are saying that they are struggling to make him understand foreign policy, so he's obviously someone we want in charge right now.
Speaking of Carson: Secret Chambers, Grain Silos and the Long, Long History of Pyramid Conspiracy Theories
Turning back Syrian refugees isn't just wrong — it helps ISIS
I knew the basics of the IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh name thing, but this had some interesting details I hadn't read before.
Gawker is retooling as a political site. Huh. (And moving celebrity and pop culture coverage to Jezebel, which... yeah.)
And here's some more info on Gawker's changes - including layoffs - from The Awl.
Important context: On Gawker's Problem with Women
Seeking emotional satisfaction through foreign policy is a bad idea
Romania Places the Heart of a Queen in Her Castle
Perfect: Unsolicited Advice For The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, Working Within Their Social Parameters And Not Suggesting They Just Invent Feminism Because That’s Anachronistic