Links 6/14/12

Links for you. Science:

Helical bacteria: the benefits of being twisted
I have to Get Vaccinated for Whooping Cough – Maybe you should also
NASA abandons budget-busting X-ray telescope (one more reason why misunderstanding deficits matters)
If it ain’t broke… Ending an antibiotic stewardship program proves to be a costly mistake
Monotremes of the Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Macroeconomics of Chinese kleptocracy
A New Job for Labor: Citizens United didn’t just permit corporations to spend freely on elections; it opened the door to unions, too. Can the AFL-CIO get Obama re-elected?


The Day I Was Terminated (certain ‘truths’ about education reform are sacrosanct, especially when they pay the bills)
Northrop Grumman Awards Lobbyist $500K Bonus Weeks Before Becoming Low-Paid Congressional Staffer Shaping Military Policy
The Limits of Sweet Reason
Concern Trolling in the Times
Correcting The Record (not only does this highlight the value of ‘government bureaucrats’, but it also demonstrates the importance of ‘unpaving’ our cities. The river used to be paved over to make Providence car-friendly; now the river is a major tourist attraction)
“Actually, in reality, work is my life…”
Walker’s victory, un-sugar-coated
A Mind Made Up
Sick (And Poor) In Massachusetts: Longer Waits, Less Satisfied Patients
How to Lose Your Gig at the Brookings Institution
Mitt Romney’s Long Assault on Firefighters: Mitt Romney has a long history of attacking firefighters and their unions, going back to his days in Massachusetts.
More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers
Obama Has a Jobs Plan. Romney Doesn’t.

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