Links 8/10/12

Links for you. Science:

Diabetes May Be Reversed by Long-Used Vaccine for TB
More Applications; Many More Applicants
Kirk Sorensen: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium’s Potential as an Energy Source
Resistant Gonorrhea: CDC Says Just One Drug Left (this makes sex-ed all the more important)
Race IQ – Game Over: It was always all about wealth (my take here–by the way, the Coalition of the Sane will have to beat its head against some other wall…)

Other:

S.H.A.M.E.: Adam Davidson
If Only We Knew How to Decrease Unemployment…
You Will Be Assimilated
Marshall Auerback: Top 5 Reasons Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for You and Me (#5 is the best one)
Why New Orleans Should Have a Daily Newspaper
Eduardo Porter Is Badly Confused About Free Trade and Protectionism
Budget surpluses are not national saving – redux
Undisciplined: The Obama administration undermines classroom order in pursuit of phantom racism (the point about discipline is excellent, but then veers into affirmative action)
The child who had never seen a zebra
‘President Romney’?
The random side of riots: We talk as if we understand why civil disorder happens, rather than recognising the unpredictable processes at play
An Unexpected Ass Kicking
If Mitt Romney were running a “post-truth” campaign, would the political press report it? No, they would not. This falls under: too big to tell.
‘Humane’ Drones Are the Most Brutal Weapons of All
An Incomplete Guide to Not Creeping
Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others
Sikh Temple, Batman, Arizona Killers All Used Semi-Automatic Weapons

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3 Responses to Links 8/10/12

  1. becca says:

    WTF? Heather Mac Donald?
    There are so many problems with her argument I don’t even know where to start.

  2. someone says:

    Hmm, about that thorium thingie. I doubt that it is cheaper or faster to market than solar or wind.

  3. hipparchia says:

    “Undisciplined: The Obama administration undermines classroom order in pursuit of phantom racism (the point about discipline is excellent, but then veers into affirmative action)”

    city journal is a conservative publication and the manhattan institute is a conservative organization. i never believe anything either of them has to say without huge amounts of independent corroboration.

    then again, the author has a down on arne duncan (probably in totally tribalism ‘if obama is for it, i’m against it’ kind of way, but, hey…) so there was one small bright spot in that article.

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