Links 5/9/15

Links for you. Science:

Is there anyone in Congress that can restore NASA’s Earth science budget cut?
House Science Committee guts NASA Earth sciences budget: Appears to be part of a concerted attack on climate research and responses.
Extreme Heat and Heavy Rain Events Expected to Double
How slow plants make ridiculous seeds

Other:

Fox News Posts Fake Baltimore Riot Photo That’s Actually From Venezuela (sure, this was an ‘accident’ or ‘mistake’)
My 49 hours in a Baltimore cell – for being a reporter: I was one of hundreds confined in squalid, overcrowded cells with inedible food and rights ignored waiting for a criminal charge that in my case never came
How an Astounding New Right-Wing Lie About the Economy Was Born
Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover
Potential trailer park investors attending Mobile Home University told, “Don’t make fun of the residents”
FEC Chair Ann Ravel Says Agency Is ‘Worse Than Dysfunctional’ At Regulating Money In Politics
The Policy Machine: The dangers of letting algorithms make decisions in law enforcement, welfare, and child protection.
The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.
Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
Hit Job: Daniel DiSalvo on Public Sector Unions
The first telegraph cable to span the Atlantic revolutionized communication, but it also transformed business, politics, and even language.
To My White Friends Who Struggle With What To Say
Democrats introduce bill to end gerrymandering

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