Elsewhere for October 7, 2017

You should read this for 10/6/2017:

Art

The Très Riches Heures for October October is the month for seeding the winter wheat.

Books, Writing, and Language

The Scholastic Book Fair inspires authentic analog nostalgia that goes back for decades

Food and Drink

For me, October is the Month of Apples. Apple cider, apple sauce and apple butter. Pick your own orchards in New England typically offer Apple Cider Doughnuts; this Bon Appétit Cider Doughnut recipe is particularly good because it calls for apple cider, apple butter and buttermilk.

History and Archaeology

Seattle teen calls out her dad’s Native American art. He learns she’s right

Law and Order

My marriage was over. Why couldn’t I get my old name back?

The First Amendment doesn’t guarantee you the rights you think it does

Why We Never Talk About Black-on-Black Crime: An Answer to White America’s Most Pressing Question

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Science and Technology

After Hurricane Irma on Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Partisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor Treatment ”The Justice has a knack for crafting simple, devastating questions. She was at her best in Gill v. Whitford.”

Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream
“ A cache of documents obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals the truth about Steve Bannon’s alt-right ‘killing machine.’”

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

The Trump administration issued rules Friday that immediately carve broad exceptions to the Affordable Care Act’s promise of no-cost contraceptive coverage, touching off fresh lawsuits and renewed debate about the proper scope of religious liberty.

The rules significantly widen the range of employers and insurers that can invoke religious or moral beliefs to avoid the ACA requirement that birth control pills and other contraceptives be covered by insurance as part of preventive care.

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She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.