Sunday, March 27, 2016

Morning Coffee (3/27/16)

Happy Easter! I am writing this on Saturday because I am TAKING SUNDAY OFF. It's kind of shocking, an entire day off; I'm not sure how I'll handle it.

I meant to link to this a few days ago, but Radovan Karadzic was finally convicted of genocide.

The Sisterhood of the Easter Rising

"I’m not here to argue about Clinton versus Sanders. I genuinely like them both. I’m here to say that I’m sick of seeing her reviled for the same things people forgive easily when they’re done by men, and that the stakes are too high this election cycle to indulge that or leave it unexamined."

"Through this series of tiny gestures, Obama achieved what 50 years of American resistance to Cuba was not able to. He defused any lingering military tension. He showed the Cuban people that America has good intentions. And he managed to humiliate the Castros, utterly, without appearing, even in the slightest, aggressive. He did all that in a couple of hours. There's only one word for it: genius."

Wow: French journalist Florence Hartmann jailed by war crimes tribunal

Voters in Arizona had to wait in line for hours to cast ballots. Here’s why that matters.

Slate has started a Trump Apocalypse Watch, if you're into that kind of thing.

Here is an important read about Jian Ghomeshi.

On Race, Good Intentions, and the Benefit of the Doubt

I think this overstates the supposed current awesomeness of Manchester a bit, but it's an interesting read on the history of the city.

We should make espresso in chocolate Easter eggs a thing.

People In Western Art Who Can Only Be Lovingly Described As “Wan” And “Bitchy”

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