Amanda Foster (Nova Southeastern): Don’t be Distracted by the Peacock Trying to Board an Airplane: Why Emotional Support Animals are Service Animals and Should Be Regulated in the Same Manner. Animals and alternatives: Rae Langton and Richard Holton on the use of non-human animals. Scott McLemee reviews The Art of Naming by Michael Ohl. What does it mean to be human? We don’t see the problem with our self-importance because our narcissism is so complete. Farting across the animal kingdom is wonderfully diverse: Brian Resnick interviews Dani Rabaiotti, co-author of Does it Fart? A Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence.

Suzanna Sherry (Vanderbilt): The Imaginary Constitution. Himmler’s antiquity: Alison C. Traweek discusses the racist origins of classics as a discipline. Trump and CNN: Case history of an unhealthy codependency. North Korea’s secret missile bases don’t violate its promises to Trump — it never made any. The psychology of anti-Semitism: Why is prejudice against Jewish people so often expressed in sudden waves of virulent, even exterminatory attacks? Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis. James Sleeper on Republican derangement: A party I respected has gone off the cliff. Here’s why New York is resorting to paying Amazon $3 billion for what Google will do for free.

Women candidates propelled Democrats back into control of the House, and bent the arc of history back in the right direction. An unprecedented number of female military veterans ran as Democrats this year — here’s why they were unusually successful. Meet the Native American woman who beat the sponsor of North Dakota’s ID law. From Vox, Matthew Yglesias on how Democrats’ blue wave was much larger than early takes suggested; Emily Stewart on the 2018 midterm races that still aren’t over; and a look at what the 2018 results tell us about 2020. It’s time to start thinking about election security in 2020. The Democratic primary will be crowded in 2020 — good.