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Category: World

Real geography: US not so exceptional

Definitely suffering a senior moment here, and it’s one I have often: Did I do such-and-such, or did I only think about doing it? (Hate when this happens.) Today’s case […]

They wanted to change their world

Seeking the latest news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine this evening, I came across a CNN opinion piece entitled “What the West owes Ukraine.” Yes, I thought. What do […]

Crimea and the Clancy coincidence

Shades of Tom Clancy. The Russian Navy. The Cold War. The Cuban missile crisis. Putin. Ukraine. Sochi. Russian invasion. All running through my head this afternoon. Déjà vu, etc. Reports […]

US speedskaters abandon vented suits

For those interested, here is a picture of the controversial vent on the back of the USA Olympic speedskating “skinsuit.” That’s a significantly larger opening than what I’d first imagined […]

Swedes debate middle school’s vagina mural

In Nyköping, Sweden, a debate erupted last month over the appropriateness of a “smiling vagina” mural in a junior high school. The artist, Carolina Falkholt, painted the mural on a staircase in […]

Boy saves drowning baby deer

In Noakhali, Bangladesh, a young fawn became separated from its family in fast-rising floodwaters and a boy believed to be in his early teens jumped to the rescue. At times […]

Maps, maps, and more maps

The Internet is wonderfully, gloriously map crazy. There was one on the Huffington Post today, that sent me via a link to another site that had a bunch of maps, […]