President Trump announced via Twitter Thursday evening that as of April 9, former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton would be replacing H.R. McMaster as a national security adviser. If you need a refresher on Bolton's unique brand of awfulness, check out Eric Boehm's post from last fall on five "horrifically bad foreign policy ideas that should disqualify" Bolton from being anywhere near foreign policy.
- Senators voted 65-32 in favor of a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill.
- Craigslist has gotten rid of all personals-ad sections in the wake of the Senate's passage this week of "FOSTA," a bill making websites criminally liable for user-posted content.
- Long-time National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson has been hired by The Atlantic (and the internet is not pleased).
- "By the way, tolerance is tolerance is tolerance. Period, you assholes," writes filmmaker Vincent Gallo in a long and rambling but sporadically interesting essay on "today's intolerant, young" city folk who "are all part of a similar social ideological consensus."
- "Obsessive train lovers" are restoring vintage rail cars and hooking them up to the back of Amtrak trains for customized rail travel adventures.
- Parisian authorities say a sex-doll hub is not a brothel.