Pile-up on the Link Highway Friday, 04 October 2019 16:31:12 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, General, Geography, Politics (0) I was busy today, and apparently so was everyone else: Umair Haque deplores the "age of the idiot" in which we now live. The Washington Post reports that President Trump has spoken with Russian president Vladimir Putin 16 times, more than with any other world leader. Tim Murphy thinks Trump is more Andrew Johnson than Richard Nixon. Andrew Sullivan says, since Trump wants to be impeached, let's do it now. Elizabeth Warren deftly smacked down a right-wing troll. Irish writer Susan McKay asks Boris Johnson how it feels now that Ireland has more power than the UK. An unusual bit of architecture in Lakeview (the North Side Chicago neighborhood containing Wrigley Field) will soon be demolished. The University of Edinburgh has produced an interactive map of historic witch hunts in Scotland. Curbed explores how Los Angeles became "the land of strip malls." The New York Times explores how New York taxi companies took over Chicago's taxis, shortly before Uber and Lyft bankrupted the industry. I'm sure there was other news today. But this is what I have open in my browser for reading later on.