Link round-up for 24 January 2016
This wedding photographer knew exactly what he was doing.
Louisiana keeps its blowjob ban, but corpse-shagging is OK (found via Mendip).
As a non-fan of Star Wars, should I feel oppressed?
Colbert pwns Palin.
I guess we're a spectator society.
Cold shower or hot shower?
Going to see a right-wing movie carries certain risks.
Woody Guthrie once spent two years as a tenant of Fred Trump, and it opened his eyes (found via Mendip).
Kaveh Mousavi looks at three men full of life, now lost to us.
Heads start to roll in the Flint water crisis -- more here. Flint residents are getting some help from an unexpected source.
These are the days of miracle and wonder.
Meet Julián Castro, a strong contender to be Hillary's running mate.
Syrian refugees feed the homeless.
A lawyer for the Catholic Church tries to claw back settlement money paid to an abuse victim.
Americans now support legal marijuana 52% to 34%. Jobsanger has analysis. The government now admits that marijuana has cancer-fighting properties.
A former Sea World employee details animal suffering there.
Republic of Gilead looks at the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Germany and how the right wing is exploiting them. Then there's Trump's recent moronic speech about Christianity and the Middle East.
An Islamist professor explains when slavery and forced sex are OK.
Is fundamentalism a form of OCD?
The Iranian theocracy is banning moderate candidates in the upcoming elections.
To protect abortion rights, Hillary is the clear choice. She intends to expand access, not just defend it. Republicans offer only even less freedom.
Child sex workers suffer abuse and exploitation.
The New Republic is unimpressed with National Review's anti-Trump issue.
Vote for the candidate who can actually get things done.
Those militia nitwits still holed up in eastern Oregon have been rummaging through Indian artifacts kept there.
The most revealing thing about Republican legislators is what they aren't doing.
Bloomberg threatens to foul up the election.
Bigots from a backward region are held up as the saviors of Christian bigotry in the West.
During World War II, Japan ventured into stupid tank design (found via Mendip).
This is why some global-warming denialists can't be persuaded by facts.
2015 was the hottest year on record.
Here's an intriguing story involving bitter fruit, ants, and wolf poo.
Here's a zinnia with a difference.
From California comes news of a breakthrough in quantum superposition (found via Mendip).