Jozsef Borocz (Rutgers) and Mahua Sarkar (Binghamton): The Unbearable Whiteness of the Polish Plumber and the Hungarian Peacock Dance around “Race”. Saudi Crown Prince’s mass purge upends a longstanding system (and more). Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges in Flynn investigation. The Russian hacking scandal is way bigger than Donald Trump. 2 of the 5 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history happened in the last 35 days. Republicans, armed with thoughts and prayers after Texas. No, the DNC didn’t “rig” the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton. Ethan Link reviews The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us by Richard O. Prum.

Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth. The wealthy men in Trump’s inner circle with links to tax havens. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s offshore ties to Putin “cronies”. Kremlin cash behind billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook investments.