Ta-Nehisi Coates's honesty and writing moved me. It's hard to change one's mind in this way, harder to say it.
On the other side of such things, the #shirtstorm continues, now fed largely by idiots maintaining their freedom to wear inappropriate shirts when serving as a spokesman for a stunning science mission. Here's something that makes more sense. And a collection of tweets.
This is strange news. Perhaps Vladimir Putin is deciding to deal with his troubles at home more directly, and not simply distracting with a nice little war in Ukraine. Or perhaps he is planning both. Or perhaps this report is wrong. Stay tuned.
Privatization of the American space program benefits a Florida firm and Russian oligarchs.
History: Nikita Khrushchev‘s visit to the United States in 1959. Even at the height of the Cold War, channels with the Soviet Union were kept open.
More history: The African-Americans who migrated to the Soviet Union in the 1930s and their descendents.
Dignity is important to the Iranians in the nuclear negotiations. But it's a hard concept to define.