Here in Texas it’s rained every day this week, resulting in flooding along the Sabine. Try to stay dry and enjoy this complimentary Friday LinkSwarm:
Ted Cruz pegs the meter with this comment. (Hat tip: Conservatives 4 Ted Cruz.)
GOP squishes finally start backing Cruz as only way to stop Donald Trump.
Could our FBI director actually be doing his job, without fear or favor?
In related news: Could Hillary Clinton’s grand jury already be empaneled? (Hat tip: Director Blue.)
“Marco Rubio is a horrible failure.”
There have been adultery accusations popping up on Rubio’s campaign trail, which doesn’t necessarily mean anything. However, I was surprised to read they date back to at least 2010.
Failed ObamaCare co-ops haven’t repaid $1.2 billion in taxpayer loans.
Think California is boned? Europe’s pension crisis is even worse:
Europe’s population of pensioners, already the largest in the world, continues to grow. Looking at Europeans 65 or older who aren’t working, there are 42 for every 100 workers, and this will rise to 65 per 100 by 2060, the European Union’s data agency says. By comparison, the U.S. has 24 nonworking people 65 or over per 100 workers, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which doesn’t have a projection for 2060.
The global decline of the blue model stands to inflict even more pain on Europe than on the United States. Europeans are worse at making babies than the United States, worse at integrating immigrants, worse at saving money to pay boomer retirement bills—but no worse at making promises to voters that they will be unable to keep.
(Hat tip: Pension Tsunami.)
“Venezuela’s accelerating economic meltdown is rapidly turning into a full-fledged humanitarian crisis. For too many in that country, the pervasive shortages of food, medicine, electricity, and other basic goods are making everyday life a nightmare.”
How “liberation theology” was designed and run from Moscow.
Differences between Christian and Islamic eschatology.
If you have trouble firing handguns, you may find this gripping reading. (Hat tip: Stuff from Hsoi.)
“UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Resigns After Being Sued For Sexual Harassment.” (Hat tip: Instapundit, who asks “Why are leftist institutions such cesspits of sexual predation?”)
“The San Francisco Chronicle used to give out firearms as subscription premiums.”
Another Adobe Flash vulnerability in the wild.
Inside Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, the only remnant of a “Metabolist future” that failed.
Mr. T. says goodbye to Nancy Reagan.