- What if we bought our food the way we buy our healthcare?
- But at least all U.S. hospitals will soon be posting their prices online.
- How data gathered via warrantless surveillance ends up everywhere.
- A scheduled women’s march in a very Caucasian part of northern California decided to cancel itself because it’s too white. Oh, the shame of having the wrong skin color! We can at least thank heaven the undesirable marchers weren’t The Dreaded White Males. (H/T Shel)
- Take two planned emergency exercises on a military base. Add one runner who twists her ankle and calls for help. Add miscomunication and misunderstanding. Get total chaos. This Air Force Times article goes into useful detail about how a botch like this can happen. (Also H/T Shel)
- John Kerry wants to keep the peasants off his beach even if he and his neighbors have to break the law to do so. (The article makes it a pro-Trump wall issue, which it isn’t. But what is it with the powerful always wanting their own privacy while thinking the hoi palloi deserve none? How do they live with themselves?)
- Whatever else it was, 2018 has been a year of tremendous medical breakthroughs.
- Brendan Brown of the Mises Institute looks toward the Depression of 2019-21.
- Jews on the Prairie. What happened when, in the 19th century, America’s sophisticated urban Jews tried to help their “backward” Russian shetl brethren homestead in Kansas.
- Art historian, contemplative nun, and beloved TV personality Sister Wendy Beckett has died.
- Oopsie. The UK announces a “Best of British” postage stamp series. Their D-Day design features American soldiers landing in New Guinea.
- Long weekend read: The science of dreaming.
- Dave Barry recaps the old year as only Dave Barry can.
- This Shiba Inu paints better than most dogs. (And I mean that sincerely; he has a nice touch.)
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