Link round-up for 28 February 2016
Star Trek at its best was about ideas. Would you see this on TV today?
Trump is King Joffrey.
Most pathetic ad ever?
This will be a historic election.
Grammar counts, although from what I've seen of wingnut websites, I wonder how they ever reproduce.
What if there really had been life on Mars?
Last week I linked to this David Ehrenstein post suggesting that the only Scalia replacement the wingnuts could be happy with would be Scalia himself, as a zombie. It was a joke, of course -- or so I thought until I read this.
It's The Cruzsign out of Space!
Marijuana saves lives.
Yes, Republicans are waging a war on women. And this guy is going Akin.
Americans can get a free college education.
Britain is cracking down on Islamist indoctrination by teachers.
Reformists win big in Iran's Parliamentary elections.
Iranian women are trying to assert themselves in politics, but it's tough going.
We need to recognize Russia's dominant position in Syria.
The Catholic Church continues to push its taboos on Latin America, despite the zika virus.
Trump doesn't just tell lies, he wants a monopoly on doing so.
Enemies -- and friends -- of freedom can be found in surprising places.
Vote Hillary to save America from the horror of a Trump Presidency. In fact, he can't win the general election, but he still dominates the Republican race and will win the nomination despite the resistance of seasoned wingnuts -- party leaders' efforts to stop him look chaotic and doomed to fail. Blogger Tengrain has some helpful suggestions.
Update: Trump refuses to renounce the support of David Duke and the KKK. Discussion among pro- and anti-Trump Republicans gets more heated than ever (comment 88 and following).
A Republican pollster finds young Americans "terrifyingly liberal".
Here's how Jeb! blew it.
It's not only Republicans who indulge in voodoo economics -- and voodoo politics. Time to unite for sanity.
Who says women aren't good at math?
Once there was an ocean, far away.