The case against the Iran Deal (to which, stupidly, the Biden administration apparently longs to return) – by Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael Oren, two gentlemen I was fortunate to lunch with on a press trip I took to Israel in the aughts.
Nervana Mahmoud’s beautiful tribute to her mother, who died of Covid. I imagine I would be touched by this eulogy at any point, but perhaps due to the death of my brother from the same virus I feel a special connection to Mahmoud’s words.
Rats are playful, feeling, living creatures – heck, they giggle! We should not be torturing them in labs (or anywhere).
A fair and thorough analysis of why Trump lost, from the Claremont Review of Books.
A vegan restaurant gets a Michelin star. Take that, snooty anti-veganites!
Silvia Foti’s grandfather was a Nazi. But in Lithuania, he has been celebrated as a war hero.
As human birth rates fall, a rewilding is unfolding. (I rather like this.)
Navalny is all-in on bringing down Putinism. I hope he succeeds. If he does it will be with the help of courageous protesters in Russia.
A wolverine caught on camera in Yellowstone for the first time. Extraordinarily cute little gaffer.
So cool: Caligula’s Garden of Delights, unearthed and restored.
And finally, Cloris Leachman died a few days ago. Enjoy what I think is one of her funniest MTM moments (from the episode where Phyllis’ husband is cheating on her with Sue Ann Nivens – yes, I have encyclopaedic knowledge of MTM):