April 30, 2021

Best wishes for Walpurgisnacht to all who observe the day.

Annie Asks You: Black people are underrepresented in the film industry -- more behind the camera than in front of it.

The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser: Some are praying for Derek Chauvin -- but why?

The Rectification of Names: Republicans practice an especially cynical form of identity politics.

Angry Bear: Nothing will stop migrants if they get desperate enough. To prepare, we need to do a better job with inequality in our own country as well.

Bonus link: You're free to follow the taboos of your religion, but I'm free to ignore them.

Blog round-up by Infidel753. To recommend a post, send the link to mbru [at] crooksandliars [dot] com -- I do check it!

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