Worth Reading 189: Two thousand dead eunuchs

Chris Christie’s wordless screaming – “I believe that Donald Trump was talking, tonight, and that he, in fact, held an entire press conference. But it was impossible to hear him over Chris Christie’s eyes.”
How the Bush Dynasty Almost Wasn’t – An interesting bit of American political history: how Ronald Reagan pulled out of a potential deal with Gerald Ford and made George Bush his Vice-President instead.
Ok BBC, so what SHOULD we spend defending criminals? – The Secret Barrister explains just why defending a major criminal case costs money.
Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera – Charles Stross begins compiling a list of the cliches you find in certain types of SF novels.
Project Pollyanna – “departure from the European Union is an action which will lead to no adverse consequences, only good ones. Where people will be happier. The UK will have free trade with no restraints. We will either have vastly restricted or wholly unrestricted immigration (depending on who is selling the message). The sun will always shine. And for tea there will always be buttered scones (pronounced “scones” just the way you like it, not that abomination the other lot say).”