Links 12/21/14

Links for you. Science:

What happens when a very good political science journal checks the statistical code of its submissions? (this probably applies to a lot of fields. Just saying)
Climate change is threatening the existence of the world’s most amazing bird
Health report from Colorado: Recreational marijuana harms
NASA’s $349 million monument to its drift
Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine

Other:

Why it matters that Dick Cheney still can’t define torture
Stanford CREDO Director: Free Market Doesn’t Work in Education
Washington Closes Ranks On Torture Report
Major charter researcher causes stir with comments about market-based school reform
Defending Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (or verschärfte Vernehmung–and no, this isn’t a Godwin Rule violation)
What Arne Duncan’s new senior adviser did to N.Y. schools
Torture’s Dirty Secret: It Works. When it comes to social control, nothing works quite like torture.
Is Racial Justice Possible in America? We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.
David Koch claims he is not evil, is wrong
How the laws governing rape fail everyone
WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM.
The Birdcage: How Hollywood’s toxic (and worsening) addiction to franchises changed movies forever in 2014
Rape culture isn’t a myth. It’s real, and it’s dangerous.
There’s some bipartisan support for an excellent and timely idea: Raise the federal gas tax and replenish the Highway Trust Fund
Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress

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