DECEMBER. How did that happen?
Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules
U.S. Investigators Struggle to Track Homegrown ISIS Suspects
Wondering what exactly the deal is with the Paris climate change talks? Vox (of course) explains.
Wow: A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois
The Times's 100 Notable Books of the year is out! As usual, I read the list and thought "Wow, I've read nothing this year." Perhaps you fared better.
This piece on the conversion (primarily via Twitter) away from the church of a Westboro Baptist Church member is as good as you've heard.
The Elf on the Shelf is THE WORST.
Language Lessons: On Adoption, Identity and Loss
Interesting read: Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau’s shrewd style
Songs from a Leonard Cohen Album in Which Nothing is a Metaphor for Depression, Oral Sex or God