EVERYTHING BUT SPORTS: Tuesday linkfest!
It’s time once again for the Tuesday linkfest! This week’s links are all over the board but all worth a click.
- The U.S. government’s response to last year’s Benghazi attacks is one of the most serious and seriously under-reported stories of recent years, but it’s finally beginning to get some attention. Here are two examples: “Help Was Close Enough But Never Sent” and “Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistleblowers on Benghazi.” Update: does the president’s response to the second story seems a little strange?
- Speaking of under-reported, Kermit Gosnell’s mass-murder trial still isn’t getting much attention. Kathryn Jean Lopez, however, shines the light here, here, and here. Update: this USA Today column says Gosnell wasn’t that much of an aberration.
- And before we leave the topic of under-reported, if the word Pigford doesn’t ring a bell, you probably ought to read this, this or this.
- Senior White House correspondent: Obama surrounds himself with “idolizers”
- Nation-wide, areas of elevated “gun violence” correspond very closely with areas that voted for Obama in 2012. Update: The graphic seems to have been changed now; it was much more striking before.
- Fred Reid makes some of the same points (and more) that I made last week in my column on terrorism.
- The Hall of Manly Excellence introduces Vikingism!
- Jeff Weddle: “Religion is for stupid people.”