Atlas Obscura — Curious and wonderful travel destinations. (Via mlerules.)
The ‘I Love Lucy’ Signal — Centauri Dreams on detecting Earth's radiosphere from a distance.
On Labor — Ta-Nehisi Coates with an interesting meditation on pregnancy, labor and male privilege.
AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Native Americans Have Never Had Morals — More conservative thought leadership, with a bonus helping of cultural sensitivity. (Via shsilver.)
GOP cuts deep as right revolts — Enjoy your Tea Party, guys. The rest of us certainly have to suffer with it thanks to your electioneering.
Kristol/Beck Feud Divides Conservatives — I have never understood the conservative fixation with seeing a link between the secular American left and Islamic radicalism. We don't even want the Baptists in charge; what conceivable motivation would we have to work for the imposition of Shariat law? Their own ambitions with respect to a 'Christian nation' are far more strongly aligned with Islamic radicalism than anything liberal-progressives could ever dream up. That something so absurd on the face of it is a cornerstone of the conservative narrative of victimization and decline profoundly discredits anything the Right might have to offer that would otherwise be of merit. Of course, the same could be said of any of half a dozen other key Republican hobbyhorses, such as evolution denial and global warming denial.
?otD: Conch or nautilus?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (took the day off)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Between books