Links 3/18/15

Links for you. Science:

NY state assemblyman introduces bill banning many vaccines: Anti-GMO panic would rule out lots of vaccines, including ones against Ebola.
Evaluating historical candidate genes for schizophrenia.
Horizontal gene transfer into humans? I am not convinced. Full text of my comments to reporters here
How Is Polio Still A Thing?
Sloppy lab practice cited in bioterror bacteria release (but let’s do gain of function experiments anyway!)


Better transit can’t wait (excellent)
When a Summer Job Could Pay the Tuition (I’ve been making this point for a while now)
Making Overseers into Advocates: A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.
As “Right To Work” becomes law in Wisconsin, a reminder of its inventor’s racist past (““From now on, white women and white men will be forced into organizations with black African apes whom they will have to call ‘brother’ or lose their jobs.”)
How to fix No Child Left Behind (I’m not adverse to annual testing, if the high stakes are removed, but the Title I recommendations are dead on target)
All The Lies That Are His Life: Part II
California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?
The Shocking Finding From the DOJ’s Ferguson Report That Nobody Has Noticed
New York: Conspicuous Construction
Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband
Mall of America protesters release emails between mall official, prosecutor
Waka Flocka Flame Didn’t Make Anyone Say the N-Word
The Republican Party Is A Party Of Subversives: Republicans are actively working to undermine the American union
Stop blaming white racism on black rappers
How To Make The Bush Administration Disappear: Let Tom Cotton handle things.
Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt
Progressives: We’ve Never Heard Of This “Progressive” Group Backing Obama’s Trade Deal. The “Progressive Coalition For American Jobs,” run by former Obama campaign staffers, purports to represent the progressive left on the trade deal that the progressive left hates.
For NC charter schools, a spotty record on fulfilling promises

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