Links 9/3/12

Links for you. Science:

Rosacea – What Causes It? News story overplays suggested connection to skin mites (must-read)
Get your favorite microbial genome sequenced, for free, by DOE-JGI
Cut the Penis, Cut the Risk: Why Circumcision Is A Good Choice
New Review Process in NSF Biology Divisions Frustrates Researchers

Other:

Totalitarianism in the US: An Accident Waiting to Happen (must-read)
Indigenous community ‘wiped out’ by gold miners in southern Venezuela
I Had a Terrifying Illegal Abortion — That’s Why I Will Always Fight for Legal, Safe Access
The Lost Narrative of the Stimulus
Why Simple is Better for Old-Age Insurance Programs (I think this applies to any age)
Health Systems and Health Costs
Paul Ryan’s Grim Vision for America
The Lying is So Bad, the Press Noticed
The Democratic People’s Republic of Conservatism
White “flight”? Not exactly
Roland, The Campus Thomson Gunner
GOP Moderate—Among Dwindling Band—Gets NEA Nod, Cash
Why do Keynesians Think More Spending will Stimulate the Economy?
Privatization fails: Nebraska tries again to reform child welfare
Syria: SOS to Preserve the Heritage
Harvard Investigates “Unprecedented” Academic Dishonesty Case: Nearly half of more than 250 students in “Introduction to Congress” are under investigation (I love how the students are blaming the prof for their cheating; they’ll fit right into the ‘meritocracy’)
U.S. flower growers fight to survive amid flood of imports (Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, there’s no reason to import flowers)

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