Gary W. Cox (Stanford): Political Institutions, Economic Liberty, and the Great Divergence. Nathan Stout (Tulane): Autism, Meta-Cognition, and the Deep Self. From the forthcoming The Objects of International Law, ed. Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds), here is the entry on the passport by Sara Dehm. Islamic State magazine steers followers to U.S. gun shows for “easy” access to weapons. The real John Kelly: The chief of staff reveals himself to be a dishonest man. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter blames black athletes for disappointing pizza sales. Maggie Hennefeld and Laura Horak on the nasty women of silent cinema. We’re all Protestants now: Five hundred years later, the spirit of the Reformation defines all American religion.

Everything we learned about Russian election interference from Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign. Facebook may have a Russia problem, but it just posted its best quarter ever. It’s time to end the secrecy and opacity of social media.

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