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Weekend link dump for June 15

We really shouldn’t provide tax incentives to give CEOs even higher pay than they’re already getting.

If nothing else, Seattle’s $15 minimum wage will provide some objective data on the effect of such increases on employment.

It’s not enough to just exercise. You have to enjoy exercising, or it doesn’t count.

On integrating transgender students (or not) into women’s colleges.

Better health care coverage, please.

Read whatever books you want. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it.

The movie Frozen has been a boon for Norway’s tourism industry.

“Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010, the health care industry has gained nearly 1 million jobs—982,300, to be more precise—according to Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates released on Friday.”

The decline and fall of NOM is beautiful to watch.

The lurkers support Ron Fornier on background (see here for the oldtime Internet reference).

All about WalMart, in chart form.

What Charlie Pierce says.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mariano Rivera are the Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen of this year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

You’ve gotta fight for your right to wear sneakers to jury duty.

Why cheerleading is a sport, at least from a medical perspective.

On redshirting your kid. No, not in the “Star Trek” sense.

Fox News makes you dumber. Film at 11.

The Definitive Guide to Every Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theory (So Far). The over/under on how long it takes before that page is out of date is one week.

RIP, Bob Welch, former pitcher for the Dodgers and A’s.

George Will makes his case for being the worst human being on the Washington Post’s horrible op-ed page this week.

An appropriate eulogy for Eric Cantor’s political career.

Missed this last week: RIP, Chester Nez, last surviving Navajo Code Talker.

It can’t be said too often: Good ideas don’t need lots of lies told about them in order to gain public acceptance.

“Here’s a particularly depressing number that highlights just how often school shootings are occurring: The shooting near Portland is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in December 2012, according to the group Everytown for Gun Safety, which is aimed at promoting gun control measures. Fully half of those shootings have occurred so far this year, and it is only the second week of June.”

RIP, Ruby Dee, actor and civil rights leader.

Yeah, Fox News really is that bad for America.

Grumpy Cat to star in Lifetime Christmas movie. Because of course he is.

“I also suspect that like the politicians who represent them, [conservatives] pay lip service to the gentle lifestyle and all-American values of small towns, but their affection doesn’t quite extend as far as actually going to live there.”

In case you were wondering what the deal is with that iPhone fitness ad with the “Go, you chicken fat, go” song.

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