Link round-up for 7 February 2016
What is a dashboard, really?
Obama hosts an out-of-this-world summit.
Maybe God really did speak to Palin.
Tumblr nails Trump.
This is dumb.
Peter Freuchen led a full life.
Defend traditional Biblical marriage.
A restaurant manager responds to those nasty fake tips fundies have been leaving waitresses.
The world's biggest solar power plant is about to go online (you may be surprised at where it is).
A Northern Ireland law criminalizing johns is making life more dangerous for sex workers.
Nobody's happy with the talks over Britain's position in the EU.
Why aren't we hearing about this ugly anti-Jewish violence in France?
This is what a civilized country is like.
The zika virus, which causes birth defects, re-opens the debate about abortion rights in Brazil. The UN is calling for loosening bans.
A wave of sex assaults in Europe is being exploited to stigmatize refugees in general, though some women are pushing back. Merkel now says the refugees must go back home once the war is over.
If you doubt that the TPP is a terrible deal, watch this devastating indictment by Elizabeth Warren (found via Ranch Chimp, who has more).
Republicans are now in such disarray that only Democrats could save them. Let's not act like them, especially with ideological purism. What's important is being able to get things done.
Around Christians never relax! But how Christian is Cruz, really? He's slimy enough to make Trump look honest, and Iowa officials are still in a snit about this. Oh, and don't be fooled by Rubio.
Trump's remark about dating Ivanka if she weren't his daughter is part of a larger pattern. A British newswoman recalls her 1995 encounter with The Donald. His thuggish vulgarity is taking its toll even with Republican voters. Many federal employees would quit rather than work for him. Ramona's Voices has an interesting take on what's driving him.
The wingnut madness just keeps on coming.
Let them eat cake!
The Republican candidate demolition derby is finally winnowing the field. Crazy Eddie says sayônara. Here's an example of the kind of filth that may soon be flung.
They called him a socialist too.
High-profile MRA, PUA, and rape-legalization advocate "Roosh V" is a slob living in his mommy's basement.
Curious to know whether women (or men) agree with this study.
We may finally see a crackdown on domestic terrorism.
Here's a lot of stuff you didn't know about Alexandre Dumas.
Younger Republicans are more open to reality on climate change.
This Christian post on gays sounds promising -- but read the comments.
A random Google Earth picture of a village inspires some philosophical thoughts.
Religious fanatics burn people alive in Nigeria.
She can walk on water.