Law and Order is back in politics: both of the candidates who made it through to the general election for LA mayor have promised to hire more police.
Yet another study finds that standard business approaches to promoting "diversity" are counterproductive; in this case, they do not help minority workers feel that they belong. At the moment the whole diversity and inclusion industry is failing to help anybody. (Except for diversity officers and diversity consultants.).
Wreck of a 17th-century royal warship found off Norfolk. It was carrying the future James II when it went down, but unfortunately for everyone he survived. Well, maybe not everyone; Britain might have avoided a bunch of wars but we would have lost all those songs about Bonnie Prince Charlie.
A micrometeor hit one of the Webb Telescope's mirrors, but NASA says everything is fine.
Here's some interesting multiculturalism: East African Muslim communities in Mumbai, India.
Ross Douthat says that the return of inflation has refuted "modern monetary theory," which held that governments could print a lot more money without bad effects, and generally killed free-spending, populist economic policies. (NY Times) Americans really hate inflation, and polls show that we are more negative about the economy now than we were during the worst of the pandemic shutdown.
The Silicon Tribesman visits the Loanhead of Daviot enclosed cremation cemetery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
"Since 2013, Stanford’s administration has executed a top-to-bottom destruction of student social life." Some of the article is about fraternities, but also places like Anarchist House and other oddball groups that have been dismantled to create "inclusive" housing.
More Bronze Age discoveries at the strange Chinese site of Sanxingdui.
The revolutionary socialists at Jacobin are not impressed by Afro-Pessimism.
Great new song from Florence and the Machine, "King"
The electronic battlefield; some analysts say the US is not ready for the level of electronic combat Russia is deploying in Ukraine.
Ukrainian "technicals" with a bizarre variety of weaponry, much of it captured.
Kyiv Independent: Russia is advancing in Severodonetsk but only by stripping other theaters of troops and weapons, allowing Ukraine to make counter-attacks.
Institute for the Study of War assessment for June 15.
Bret Stephens sums up the war (NY Times):
The Russians are running out of precision-guided weapons. The Ukrainians are running out of Soviet-era munitions. The world is running out of patience for the war. The Biden administration is running out of ideas for how to wage it. And the Chinese are watching.