Now that the world is an unending hellscape of terrible news, I have a big backlog of links basically all the time. (Both because there's so much hard news and because the less urgent [and also more fun] stuff gets pushed back, though I try to fit in at least a few non-newsy links each day.) I figure more than about twelve links in a post will get overwhelming for you guys (maybe I'm wrong?), so... let's try something new! Morning Coffee will stay as it is, with a mix of current events and other stuff, so if you like that and don't want more, just keep reading what you're reading. But when I have a backlog I'm going to add in Afternoon Tea posts as well. They'll go up at 4pm Eastern on weekdays with a smaller batch of non-time-sensitive links, designed to provide you with a little afternoon break. Let me know how this works for you or if you have better ideas!
Trump is weighing a major escalation in Yemen's devastating war
Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel (Good thing we have Jared Kushner to solve this whole problem. Oh wait...)
Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians
Sigh: Donald Trump Claims U.S. Constitution Bars 'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Suit While in Office
Paul Ryan is just not good at his job!
Useful: The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained
Who Should Pay for Evan Karr's Heart?
Regretful Trump Voters Are (Mostly) a Myth
Kiersten White is doing a new Buffyverse YA book series!
This is so important and also FASCINATING: How to revive Massachusetts’ first language
The Trouble with Innocence
DNA Reveals an Early American Dynasty Centered on Women