Pharyngula: When book review requests go wrong.
Blue Mass Group: The end of the Brayton Point power plant shows the coal power industry is imploding.
Mock, Paper, Scissors: Is the economy gigging you?
Balloon Juice: According to John Bolton, deadbeat Trump agreed to pay $2 million ransom for Otto Warmbier and then stiffed Kim Jong Un.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.” (President Ronald Reagan, March 4, 1987.)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.