I’m frequently asked why I write this blog, and the short answer is that it helps me digest daily life and current affairs. It’s how I record noteworthy information. Opinions are often perishable and always mine alone, and they should never be taken too seriously.
The Guardian has an essay on life after a terror attack. The terrorists lost.
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“Like Pol Pot or Josef Stalin, Orbán dreams of liquidating the intelligentsia, draining the public of education, and molding a more pliant nation,” Franklin Foer of The Atlantic writes.
“The High Court on Friday declined to decriminalise sections of the Penal Code that make it illegal to have consensual same sex in Kenya,” Sam Kiplagat of Daily Nation reports.
“A recent study that tested both men and dogs added to concerns that chemicals in the environment are damaging the quality and quantity of sperm,” Teresa Carr of the Guardian writes.
I’m watching the announcement from the British prime minster, and can see an emotional May talking to the press.
Andreas Kluth of Handelsblatt writes:
To survive, the euro zone needs at a minimum: the ability to tax and spend; automatic stabilizers such as common unemployment benefits; and joint deposit insurance. You may not like these things. But then you must be honest and admit that you don’t want the euro.
“The government is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into the treatment of EU citizens in the European elections after many people reported being denied their democratic right to vote,” Lisa O’Carroll of the Guardian reports.
Is there anything Britain can do right these days?
“Police in Dallas said they are investigating whether the shooting deaths of two transgender women and the stabbing of a third are connected,” Janelle Griffith of NBC News reports.