Qurat ulAin and Terry L. Whiting (Manitoba): Is a “Good Death” at the Time of Animal Slaughter an Essentially Contested Concept? John Hadley (Western Sydney): Does a Painless Death Harm an Invertebrate? Crying elephants and giggling rats — animals have feelings, too. Nicolas Delon (Chicago) and Duncan Purves (Florida): Wild Animal Suffering is Intractable. Do fish suffer? Speakers at a meeting on animal consciousness dive into a deep ethical debate. Amia Srinivasan reviews Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith and The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.

Paul Silva (Monash): A Bayesian Explanation of the Irrationality of Sexist and Racist Beliefs Involving Generic Content. Italy is facing regime change — the future will be repressive. “This is her Op-Ed”: Here’s an intellectual’s defense of Roseanne. Republicans who praised Trump for scrapping summit are now in an awkward spot. This is what’s really happening to kids at the border: The problem isn’t that 1,500 kids are missing — it’s everything else. White House hires anti-Muslim extremist Fred Fleitz for top national security job. President Trump is taking control of the Mueller probe in slices. Michael J. Sandel has won Spain’s Princess of Asturias award for social sciences for his studies on democracy, justice and ethics.

Oil-rich Gulf nations spend millions on Trump insiders. Ivanka Trump wins China trademarks, then her father vows to save ZTE. Trump is openly looting the country and there’s no one to stop him. Trump is enabling a predatory economy — here’s how he’s doing it. The raging controversy over whether to call Trump’s lies “lies”, explained. How Trump changed everything for The Onion. TMZ goes MAGA: How Harvey Levin’s gossip empire became Trump’s best friend. “The only one”: In new West Wing season, Trump calls the shots and aides follow. Jonathan Chait on the gangster morality of anti-anti-Trumpism.

The moments after Trump tweets: The president’s social-media missives regularly thrust observers into a state of disquietude — waiting to discover what he actually means, if indeed he means anything at all.