Links 9/20/14

Links for you. Science:

Taking a Health Hazard Home
Bobby Jindal is not an evolutionary biologist
On the other hand, you were quite likely bitten by an ant.
Bobby Jindal: “I’m Not an Evolutionary Biologist” And yet he supported a law that undermines evolutionary biology.
Why we must wage war to save elephants in Kenya and Africa (landscape ecology is all well and good–really, it is!–but no slowly-reproducing mammal can withstand this kind of slaughter)

Other:

“You’ll never get that window open!” say men nailing it shut (excellent; again, what are their solutions for doing things?)
The Solution to ISIS Is the First Amendment (absolute must-read)
Adrian Peterson and the false gospel of spanking
My students are considering boycotting Israel. That would be a serious mistake.
How Gangs Took Over Prisons
Class Bigots: Finding Themselves On Third Base and Thinking They Hit a Triple
Is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream?
Why Microsoft Word must Die (interesting discussion of how word processors could work)
“Wretched, disgusting commie leftists”: My nightmare fighting gun nuts in a red state (related thoughts here)
The Adrian Peterson Beating and the Christian Right’s Love of Corporal Punishment
Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits? Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors? (you can’t be a statesman and a salesman)
Chris Matthews Can’t Go ‘Homeland’ Again
“The Economics of the Colonial Cringe”
The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night: Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.
‘The Economist’ Has a Slavery Problem: Multiple commentaries from the journal show a pattern of making sure white people aren’t taken for total villains when discussing slavery.

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