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Weekend link dump for October 11

Real life isn’t like cop shows. Try to cope.

The toxic history of harassment in the comics industry.

“Inevitably, then, the marijuana movement has begun to give way to the marijuana lobby.”

“But it would be a mis­take to as­sume that Trump’s sup­port­ers are drawn to him simply be­cause of his per­son­al­ity or be­cause, like Ben Car­son and Carly Fior­ina, he is a polit­ic­al out­sider. What has truly sus­tained Trump thus far is that he does, in fact, ar­tic­u­late a co­her­ent set of ideo­lo­gic­al po­s­i­tions, even if those po­s­i­tions are not ex­actly con­ser­vat­ive or lib­er­al. The key to fig­ur­ing out the Trump phe­nomen­on—why it arose now and where it might be headed next—lies in un­der­stand­ing this world­view.”

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have had an accomplice.

Lindsay Berra remembers her famous grandpa.

What would the actuaries say about the risks and benefits of gun ownership? I’m genuinely curious here.”

“The prejudices of co-workers or customers are part of what the Act was meant to prevent.”

Congrats again to Jessica Mendoza, who has done a fine job in the broadcast booth. Now when are we going to get someone like her into the booth for a football game?

Thinking beyond the moment on guns.

“[W]atching high-quality television dramas — things like Mad Men or The West Wing — can increase your emotional intelligence. That is, watching good TV makes you more empathetic.”

If you still print out your airplane boarding passes, be careful how you dispose of them. They contain a lot of information about you.

“We asked our readers to share some of the challenges they’ve faced when trying to access abortion services. Here are nine of their powerful accounts.”

“While we celebrate all the progress we’ve made in securing marriage equality for same-sex couples, we can’t let ourselves believe that the struggle for LGBTQ rights is over or that homophobia is a thing of the past, including in our school systems. Parents and advocates need to take a close look at what children in their states will be learning this year and work both to remove these outdated and unfair laws, and to help their children learn accurate and unbiased information in the meantime.”

RIP, Malcolm Gillis, past president of Rice University.

It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes its toll.

“Ben Carson, on the other hand, is in an even stronger position. He not only can exploit the perception that he is crazy, but he could, if elected president, take advantage of the fact that he literally does not know what the debt limit is.”

What Katie Nolan says.

“We’ve seen time and time again how statements made in the public square demonizing certain minorities ultimately turn into criminal hate violence. When these kinds of statements are made, especially by people who are very much in the public eye, they do ultimately translate into violence.” Keep that in mind when you read this, and be sure to scroll down to see the picture near the bottom.

“This was bound to all come falling down eventually. DraftKings and FanDuel found a loophole in the gambling laws in this country, and that loophole will be closed. Whether or not you agree that gambling on sports should be legal, it’s not hard to see that these daily fantasy sites couldn’t go on existing with a different set of rules than everyone else.”

Good luck to the NWHL, the first professional women’s hockey league in the US.

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