- “The world is full of stupid and angry people, and most of them live in Portland.” Another great opening line — and another great takedown of social-justice pecksniffery — from Kevin D. Williamson.
- Don’t like hate speech? resist it with free speech says civil libertarian Nadine Strossen (stating what ought to be, but no longer is, obvious).
- Ever wanted to know how to hire an “escort”? Maggie McNeill tells all. (Well, not quite all; she doesn’t get into prices.) This is part of Reason’s daring “Burn After Reading” issue.
- Vermont passes the first-ever law cracking down on databrokers. (Again, not the way it should be done; OTOH these information sellers are privacy-invading scum.)
- Obama. Yes, the problem was he was just too good for us (or so he thought).
- The HuffPost (owned by, of all things, Verizon) doxes a woman and exposes her to harassment and threats for the crime of being retweeted by President Trump. Added: Here’s a link with more info about the impact on her innocent family.)
- He was just a dancin’ and a backflippin’ and a shootin’ up the bar. No problem, though, ’cause he’s a highly trained FBI agent so it must be okay. (Per jc2k in comments)
- The great Wendy McElroy on cryptocoin and catallaxy. (No, I’d never heard of that word, either.)
- Why you should spend time doing nothing.
You might have to think about this one for a minute: