Links for you. Science:
TB’s Global Resurgence Amplifies U.S. Risk
GOPsters Fighting The War On Science Have Blood On Their Hands
Dengue, aka “Breakbone Fever,” Is Back: The vicious virus has re-established itself in the South, and mosquitoes are carrying it north.
I Love Slime Molds and So Should You
The Field Museum faces a real threat
When “Mental” Illness Isn’t
Invasion of the cyber hustlers: From Jeff Jarvis to Clay Shirky, a class of gurus are intent on “disrupting” old-fashioned practices like asking us to pay for valuable content. Meanwhile, web giants like Google and Apple jealously guard their profitable secrets. (excellent)
Externalities and the Dubious Defenses of Gun Enthusiasts
The conservative philosophy of tragedy: guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Behind the pro-gun right’s mantra after a mass shooting lies a deep pessimism that sees evil as intrinsic to our fallen humanity
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Except in Britain.
Some data on simple possession raps for three of my Readers
What we did — and didn’t — learn from education research in 2012
Menace to Solvency (disaster capitalism in action)
Conservative ALEC Economic Policies Have No Benefit, Some Risks, for States
Wherein President Obama Begins To Explain: “How Democrats Became Liberal Republicans”
Blame the killing machines: guns (Philip Caputo is excellent)
Driving, Drinking, Shooting
It Never Occurred To Me That They’d Pay People To Actually Do Stuff (I think a lot of very wealthy people tend to overestimate how successful, in terms of results, they’ve actually been in life)
How many NRA spokesmen do you need to change a lightbulb?
Let’s face it. The big anti-gun regulation argument just comes down to “The Canadians/British/Japanese/others are our moral superiors.” I never find it very convincing.