Links 8/19/15

Links for you. Science:

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.
The 21st Century Cures Act: Old vinegary wine in a new bottle
Inclusivity for Aspiring Disabled Scientists: Can We Do More?
Chinese biologists lead outcry over Winter Olympics ski site
Peregrines—and a Photographer—Bunk Out at Chicago Man’s Apartment


Struggle and Progress: Eric Foner on the abolitionists, Reconstruction, and winning “freedom” from the Right. (excellent)
Donald Trump and the Cattle Car Caucus
Why Jimmy Carter is a great American leader (this leaves out his economic policies which not great however)
DC Mayor to be Razed, Replaced by Luxury Condos
Want more teachers? Pay more (I think the lack of professional autonomy is every bit as much a factor as salaries)
100 years ago today, Leo Frank became the only American Jew to be lynched — setting up KKK’s rebirth (OH YEAH. SURE. BLAME THE JEWS…I make the funny)
Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit
The Many Ways You Can Be Screwed Out of Unemployment Benefits (this is why I support the EITC; it’s a backdoor version of unemployment insurance)
Workers To Face Biosurveillance From Employers
Hillary Clinton tells AFL-CIO she’s open to expanding Social Security (until there’s a hard commitment/statement with particulars, doesn’t mean much)
An abortion, 1979: When Republicans were saner
White House Heroin Initiative is a Start
NLRB blocks Northwestern football’s unionization attempt in ruling that makes no sense
Planned Parenthood at Risk
In a Pivot-Happy World, We Need to Let Twitter Be Twitter
Does Chicago need a Katrina? Adolph Reed responds.
The Open Veins of West Baltimore

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