Links for you. Science:
Kentucky’s Whiskey Fungus Problem Is Out of Control
Brilliant impersonators: We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off?
The Most Heritable Gut Bacterium is… Wait, What is That?
Ebola Travel Bans Buy Only Time, Not Safety
Pyramid Schemes, Mouths at the Trough, and the older you get the harder it is to remember anything (like your graduate experience)
What Democrats get wrong about inequality: It isn’t just about fairness. It’s about the basic functioning of the economy. (I think Democrats get this. The so-called Democratic leadership, not so much)
At Boys and Girls HS, struggling students urged to transfer, sources say: New principal has told lagging students to consider transferring, sources say; about 30 students have
Did Candidates Make a Mistake By Distancing Themselves From President Obama?
Emanuel’s early childhood plan compared to parking meter deal (I’ve written about social impact bonds before)
Stupid Ideas That Never Die
30 Years of Conservative Nonsense, An Explainer
When we talk about S.E. Cupp, we’re actually talking about ethics in journalism (though George Will did this first during the Reagan era)
Could Obama have fixed the economy?
Louisiana Charter Fires Star Kindergarten Teacher
ALEC Corporate Board Chair Quits Over Climate Change, Renewables and Voting Rights
Bipartisan Corporate Establishment Turns Back Challengers, Strengthens Hold on Congress
Or You Live as You Think
Katha Pollit lost us the election (not really)
The Economics of uberX (Part II)
On Twitter and Instagram, Hiding in Plain E-Sight