Ancient Egyptians Used Ramps to Build Pyramids

Egyptologists have found a ramp that helps explain how the huge blocks of stone were hauled into place. Photo credit: Lars Larsen / Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Robert Bowers and That Whole ‘Cultural Marxism’ Thing (Chris)

Much like that of beef enthusiast Jordan Peterson and Brazilian fascist Jair Bolsonaro, the worldview of accused gunman Robert Bowers is informed by a particular bit of racist hogwash — one previously propagated by (among others) Anders Breivik, the Gamergate set, and Arthur J. Jones.

How the Tree of Life Shooting Exposed Rifts Between Isrealis and US Jews (Dan)

Discussion of the recent shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue has exposed differences of opinion between Isreaelis and American Jews on Anti-Semitism, Judaism, and how Jews are viewed in the world.

The Democrats’ Deep Pockets (Dan)

Republicans are not the only party of wealthy donors. This article details the money funding Democratic candidates in the midterms.

Iowa Rep. Steve King Says He Hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘Will Elope to Cuba’ (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “King’s remarks come less than a week after he was rebuked by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, over what Stivers described as King’s ‘completely inappropriate’ comments about white nationalism.”

International Election Monitor Admits Driving Drunk in US (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Ognjen Domuz, a 30-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence after he was stopped early Saturday morning in Helena. He was fined $785 and ordered to be evaluated for chemical dependency, Helena municipal court officials said.”

‘O.J. strategy’: Lawyers Say Prosecutors Ask About Guilt to Cull Black Jurors (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “It’s illegal to dismiss prospective jurors because of their race. But civil rights advocates say some California prosecutors have found a way to keep blacks off their juries without using overtly racial criteria.”

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