Links 12/11/12

Links for you. Science:

Prehistoric rhino reveals secrets
Dennis Kruse, Indiana State GOP Senator, Pushes Creationism In Schools Via ‘Truth In Education’ Bill
Beware all you field researchers
The Bedbug Bunk: How the New York Times Used Fear and Misinformation to Spread Public Library Hysteria
Wine, Beer, and Statistics

Other:


Friday Thoughts on Data, Assessment & Informed Decision Making in Schools
(excellent)
Healthcare expert for sale
Wanker of the Day: Antonio Villaraigosa (he’s not stupid or a neo-liberal ideologue; this is about the retirement plan)
It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work
Health Care Is Biggest Loser In Patrick’s Emergency Budget Cuts (and public health)
Macro Trumps Micro
The Forgotten Millions
End the war on terror and save billions
Jon Chait’s Miserable Endorsement of Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age
Why People Are Confused About the Fiscal Cliff
The People’s Beach
Soaring Rents Drive a Boom in Apartments
Why I’m feeling so crabby about cancer conspiracy theories
Bringing the Apple jobs back home: Reverse globalization is suddenly in the headlines. Here’s why American workers shouldn’t be jumping for joy

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One Response to Links 12/11/12

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** Healthcare expert for sale ***

    Something important to remember is that if this Liz Fowler person was for sale, there was an eager buyer waiting at the White House. That she became “Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy at the National Economic Council” was something BHO wanted to happen. Enough so that he was willing to take some lumps in the press for it.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/16/white-house-defends-hirin_n_649237.html

    Never mind that Obama promised this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

    “First, I’ll reform our special interest-driven politics. When I am President, I will start by closing the revolving door in the White House that has allowed people to use their Administration job as a stepping stone to further their lobbying careers.

    I’ll make it absolutely clear that working in an Obama Administration is not about serving your former employer, your future employer, or your bank account – it’s about serving your country. When you walk into my administration, you will not be able to work on regulations or contracts directly related to your former employer for two years. And when you leave, you will not be able to lobby my Administration – ever. I will also institute an absolute gift ban so that no registered lobbyist can curry favor with members of my administration based on how much they can spend on a fancy dinner.”

    http://speeches.demconwatchblog.com/2008/09/barack-obama-speech-from-green-bay-wi.html

    After some legal hair-splitting, Fower’s maneuvers may pass somebody’s Lawyer Test, but the manner of her joining BHO and leaving him again stinks to high heaven. As does most everything else about this administration.

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