Posted by: Paul A. Forsyth | July 22, 2013

Random Links for Monday

It’s a boy! Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to an eight-pound baby boy earlier today. Said boy is now third in line for the British throne. Oh, and remember, he is also presumptive future King of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. BBC, the Guardian, and the Telegraph all have extensive coverage.

Some other news and links:

1. Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil.

2. In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide in the weekend’s election.

3. At Crooked Timber, Ingrid Robeyns discusses the new kings in the Netherlands and Belgium.

4. Nate Silver: “Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup.”

5. How Spain fell in love with books again.

6. Five reasons to visit Ottawa on Canada Day.

7. Finding homes for beagles from research labs.

Update (Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:00 PM): two items from Buzzfeed: (1) “The Best Of The Internet’s Response To The Royal Baby So Far” (I especially like 16, 18, 25, and 29); and (2) “22 Reasons Prince Harry Will Rule At Being An Uncle.”

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