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Unsupervised playtime and other styles of governing
in the news


News Headline: “Trump wants gold-plated carriage ride with Queen during
U.K. visit: report.”

Let’s try to avoid another  tantrum.
Give him some chocolate cake.
That might quiet him.

QT Summer Travel Advisory


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Fifty days remain until the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Ia.
Organizers note that it is the “world’s largest pork-specific event.”
+ Seventy-seven days remain until the Welsh Llangollen Eisteddfod in Clwyd.

Ah, nature


News Headline: “Scientists discover massive sulfur-eating hell clams in Philippines.”
. . . as the Intelligent Designer walks slowly away, whistling to himself.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “What is Trump hiding?”
News Headline: “So, what is Trump hiding?”
News Headline: “What isn’t Trump hiding?”
Sometimes a headline writer needs a few tries to get it right.

This just in. . . .


News Headline: “Majority in U.S. no longer thinks Trump keeps his promises.”
You can’t put anything past us Americans.

Frontiers of science


News Headline: “The Great Barrier Reef is in its ‘terminal stage.’ ”
News Headline: “Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days.”
For those interested in the most important news stories this week that no one is paying attention to.

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “Trump’s amazing ignorance.”
News Headline: “Trump’s authoritarian vision.”
News Headline: “Trump’s Russian connections.”
News Headline: “Let’s strive for empathy toward Trump voters.”
Let’s not.

Rabbit, run


News Headline: “This is the week for eggcitement.”
News Headline: “Eggsactly what to eat for Easter.”
News Headline: “Eggcellent weather for Easter hunt.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
And. . .  well. . . Happy Easter!

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news


News Headline: “Trump administration won’t release White House visitor logs.”
It might seem to some as if  President Trump is hiding something.
But not really.
Most of what he’s hiding is in his tax returns.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


News Headline: “How United turned the Friendly Skies into a flying hellscape.”
News Headline: “ ‘Calculated misery’: how airlines profit from your miserable flying experience.”
Can it be 39 years since we deregulated airlines in favor of the magic of the free marketplace?
And is everyone having fun so far?