Link Round-up for May 15

From around the blogosphere:

Ever have that waking dream that the teacher from Peanuts has taken over your news feed? “Wah wah wah wah wah wah wah”… so your eyes glaze over and you stop listening.

These, my friends, are dangerous times to tune out. And yet it often feels as if this is the only way to maintain sanity in a currently very insane world. What’s a girl to do? So far, the only answer I’ve found short of constant cat memes and/or baby animal videos is… well, I actually haven’t really found any other answers. I’m open to suggestions!

 

In the meantime, I bring you some ‘news haikus’ for your Monday reading pleasure:

 

Afghanistan needs

A long-term plan of action

That falls on deaf ears.

            War on the Rocks

 

Nork’s new missile test:

Another attempt to mask

Inadequecy.

            The Diplomat, The Atlantic

 

We are not amused

By Kim’s gleeful recklessness

En garde, crazy town!

            Politico

 

What if cyber threats

Spread to Trump’s Twitter account?

Crime or rejoicing?

            Politico

 

Unless confronted

Shabaab grows in state failure

Like a desert weed

            The Atlantic

 

Anxieties reign

When prosperity eludes

A strong work ethic

            Salon

 

Kurdish bravada

Deserves respect and support

When ISIS beckons.

            The Tower, War is Boring

 

Mideast rivals stir

Wake from a fitful slumber

War drums beat anew?

            Al-Monitor

 

Economic growth

Blind to populist dangers.

Far- or near-sighted?

            Project Syndicate

 

Far too many times

Mental health cries silently

Waiting for coverage.

            Boing boing

 

Now, back to those cute animal pictures… The Atlantic