Link round-up for 8 June 2014
Here's how Shakespeare would have done the Hokey Pokey.
A pitiful remnant of the failed Operation American Spring is still acting out in Washington.
Frozen was a great movie, but this is a bit over-the-top.
I09 reviews a new biography of Sally Ride.
There's a part of Maya Angelou's story that she embraced but most obituaries prefer to hush up (found via Kaveh Mousavi).
The fundies are still freaking out over the Harvey Milk stamp.
Sign here to support a ban on animal testing of cosmetics in the US.
Even in red states, a majority favor carbon-emission limits.
Beware of fake satire-news websites.
Will the guy on the right stand with us against the guy on the left?
Samuel Gompers understood the parasite class of his time. Today, higher productivity isn't helping.
The average age of viewers of two top Fox shows is over 70, though in absolute numbers they still do well with the middle-aged.
Those five Taliban released in exchange for Bergdahl would have had to be released soon anyway.
Rosa Rubicondior has an update on the attempted creationist hijacking of South Carolina's mammoth.
Here are ten dishonest argument tactics used by Christians. More here.
Ohio Republicans are trying to limit access to birth control.
Frank Moraes looks at a historic American traitor.
We still have lots of creationists, but the number of Americans accepting real evolution has doubled since 1982.
You can get a good wage at McDonalds, but you may need to relocate.
Which European country has the most college-educated people? You may be surprised.
It's time for Britain to have its own First Amendment.
Here's how D-Day was experienced by a German soldier captured in the invasion.
On the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar, France is accidentally subsidizing the British navy.
The US and Europe are ready to tighten the screws further on Putin, if needed. But his propaganda machine is going all-out.
Kaveh Mousavi has an excellent post on science and religion in the medieval Middle East (see my comments too). Here's an example of a religious contribution to science today.
Babulal Gaur seems to aspire to be India's Todd Akin. Petition the new Prime Minister to do better here.
The one that got away: a Pakistani woman survives an attempted honor killing.
China is destroying mountains, with unpredictable results.
Here's how China carries out the death penalty (warning -- gruesome photo).
Today is World Oceans Day (found via Mendip) -- sorry, it's too late.
We have plenty of scientists -- we need people who can explain science.
In certain tests of cognitive ability, chimpanzees do better than humans.