Well, look who caved in and kowtowed to political correctness:

North Carolina should allow people to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate,” Donald Trump said this morning of the state’s new law that bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificate.

(Emphasis added.)

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Arch of Triumph

This is beautiful.  Daesh/ISIS thugs destroyed another priceless ancient monument; so London has erected a new one.

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KasparovFamous chess master Garry Kasparov thoughtfully explores concepts of good and bad “New York values”.

It’s tempting to rally behind him — but we should resist. Because the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. He exemplifies the seamy side of New York City — the Ponzi schemers and the Brooklyn Bridge sellers, the gangster traders like Bernie Madoff and the celebrity gangsters like John Gotti — not the hard work and sacrifice that built New York and America.

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Once and future Trump advisor (and Nixon trickster) Roger Stone, currently running a pro-Trump “super-PAC”, had already called for “Days of Rage” at the Republican convention in Cleveland this summer, a reference to riots and attempts to overwhelm police organized by the radical terrorist organization the Weathermen in Chicago in 1969.

Now Stone has specifically promised to facilitate the physical intimidation of (and physical retaliation against) Republican-convention delegates who don’t vote the way he’d like them to:

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Nate Silver at 538:  It was a good night for Cruz, a bad night for Drumpf.

Obligatory sanity-check post: I know that the details matter, and that we’re interested to see whether Trump can take a congressional district in Wisconsin despite his poor night statewide. But it bears repeating that he’s having a really bad night and Cruz is having a really good one.

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UN tunnel to hellA resigning United Nations assistant secretary general, writing in the opinion pages of the liberal New York Times, confirms what conservative critics have said for years:  The United Nations is exactly what you would expect if Christianity and conservatism are true and man is fallen; the United Nations is like the federal government, but worse.

In “I Love the U.N., but It Is Failing”, Anthony Banbury first reports some of the colossal but comparatively tame failings of the enormous, molasses-like bureaucracy:

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A friend on Facebook recommends the British site Political Compass.org, which purports to sort users and politicians across a two-dimensional grid—the x axis is from left to right, the y axis libertarian-authoritarian—according to their positions on the issues.

However, the site’s distribution of the Republican and Democratic presidential contenders is way off:

Political Compass, 2016 primaries.png

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