Sunday Link-Off: The Road to 2016

nina-dobrev-self15-02I don’t know about the rest of you but I was really, really busy last week. I thought that weeks before and after long weekends were supposed to be fairly easy. Instead, I’m busier this week and weekend than I have been at any point in the last six months. I’m not sure that I can call this a holiday weekend.

But enough of my petty bitching and moaning. I can’t imagine anyone else cares. So let’s just do the Sunday links. Since it’s a Canadian long weekend, let’s kick off with Canadian actress Nina Dobrev.

It’s been a long time since “mission accomplished” was declared in Iraq but it may play a big part in how the 2016 Presidential candidates security and diplomacy policies are evaluated. (Washington Post)

It’s not just his own record that Jeb Bush will be running on. He’ll also be judged on the actions of Bush’s past. (New York Times)

With new agreements for direct publishing onto Facebook, the likes of the New York Times and BuzzFeed could be compromising their editorial standard for traffic. (TKTK)

The Harper Government’s so-called anti-terrorism bill, C-51, is losing the government support from its base. (iPolitics)

From Egypt’s first freely elected President to on death row. Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to death for his part in a 2011 prison break. (CBC News)

De Beers extracts some $300 million in diamond each year. They paid only $226 in royalties for their work. (Thing Pol)

Google’s self-driving cars have been in a dozen accidents over one million miles but not one of those were the fault of the self-driving hardware and software. Don’t tell that to the media, though. (Incredulous)

With Indy 500 qualifying this weekend, Dario Franchitti opens up about the career-ending crash he had at a race in Houston. (The Players’ Tribune)

Welcome to the wonderful world of unofficial TV show companion cookbooks. (Boston Globe)

The lads at OSW Review spliced out a part of their last episode for bite-sized consumption. It’s their XFL retrospective.

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