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Weekend Reads 3/31/18

Trump's Legal Threats Backfire

As a skeezy reality-TV star in a third marriage governed by a tight pre-nuptial agreement, Trump could shrug off those reputational risks. As president, he cannot. They show up in polls.

Nine Iranians indicted by US for hacking to steal research data

The emails were disguised as follow-ups to papers recently published by the targets, with links that appeared to be to the articles themselves. These links were in fact to a site on "a malicious Internet domain named to appear confusingly similar to the authentic domain of the recipient professor's university," the indictment states.

Young-Earth Creationism is Cruel

All of this is bound together with the lie in a constantly repeated and reinforced if/then construction. If the Earth is older than 10,000 years, then God does not love you. If the Earth is older than 10,000 years, then all meaning is illusion. If the Earth is older than 10,000 years, then Christ is not risen and your faith is also vain and you are of all people most to be pitied.

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