Also.Also.Also: The New Cold War and Other Stories for Your Monday

feature image via my Tabby Cats Chrome extension, which would make a better president than the one we currently have.

Hi how was your weekend?? I went to a science fair and watched Eli balance a gyroscope on a tightrope — a true achievement if you consider how averse he usually is to trying new things in front of strangers. Also I petted an alligator named Baby and actually resisted the urge to quote Dirty Dancing, yet another true achievement. Amazing what we’re all capable of, really.

I hope you have just the right amount of books checked out from the library and that your favorite shirt is clean. Happy Monday!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic, Eliza Scidmore.

+ Queerness and Indigenous Cultures: One World, Many Lives, in Aboriginal Australia.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War. What a fuckin’ headline.

+ Trump Can’t Sell Fear Unless the Public Buys It.

+ I Was a Muslim in Trump’s White House.

+ Conservative Activists Refuse to Believe Trump is Spending More on Travel Than Obama. ?

Doll Parts

+ Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86.

+ Striking on International Women’s Day Is Not a Privilege.

+ Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids.

+ Brittney Cooper and The Racial Politics of Time.

Keep Up

+ An Entire Manhattan Village Owned by Black People Was Destroyed to Build Central Park. A thing I did not know.

+ Fighting Cops and the Klan: The History and Future of Black Antifascism.

+ When Bias Hurts Profits.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Does the Weirdly Warm Weather Mean Spring Is Already Here? Answer: we are fucked.

+ A Cult Member Turned Expert Explains How Anyone Can Be Brainwashed.

+ Bob’s Burgers Music Album Features St. Vincent, The National, Aziz Ansari, and More.

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  1. I keep running an Abraham Lincoln quote through my head a million times a day like a mantra…

    “As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

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