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WEEK IN REVIEW: Vandals, Muggers, and Looters, Oh My

The Monument to the Soviet Army, recently improved. (Photo courtesy Ignat Ignev)

Welcome to the Week In Review, published every Friday on the blog. WiR is a collaborative effort of TAC’s Editors and contributors. Thought- and mirth-provoking articles we stumble across are placed here, along with an arch tagline.


Vandalism We Can Get Behind

“Russia wants Bulgarians to stop vandalizing Soviet monuments,” Anna Dolgov, The Moscow Times

Shot

“All the things not to do when you capture your own child mugger,” Jordan Sargent, Gawker

Chaser

“#ProTip: If you’re slow and fat, don’t steal,” Sonny Bunch, Washington Free Beacon

The Danger Zone

“Another student hit by vehicle on Baldwin Street,” Natalie Adams & John Roark, The Red & Black

Put This In the Stupid Category

“Isn’t it time we started asking judges about the racial makeup of the people in their lives,” Keli Goff, The Root

TAC in the News

“Blogging Alone,” M. Blake Seitz, Washington Free Beacon

THE EDITORS: Our Editor-At-Large is in the Free Beacon reviewing Marc Dunkelman’s (rather interesting) book on social capital, “The Vanishing Neighbor.”

Beer Summit

“Found: Missing statue of President Obama found on bench, enjoying a beer,” K. Querry, KFOR.com

THE EDITORS: Just click already.

All of the Above

“U.S. needs multifaceted approach to energy issues,” David Gattie, Athens Banner-Herald

THE EDITORS: An insightful essay on the new EPA climate regs by UGA Associate Professor (and friend of THE ARCH CONSERVATIVE) David Gattie, who teaches environmental engineering.

Ice Ice Baby

“People Blame Ice Bucket Challenge for Suffering in the Third World,” Katherine Timpf, National Review

THE EDITORS: And apparently California.

One for the Road

“Buzzfeed Brings Liberals to Shoot Guns for the First Time,” Andrew Johnson, National Review