Links 12/6/15

Links for you. Science:

A radically simple idea may open the door to a new world of antibiotics
Apocalypse Pig Redux: Last-Resort Resistance in Europe
Nelson Diversity Surveys: A Rich Data Source regarding Women and Minorities in Science
Annual ID Match Day post: Someone get a fire extinguisher! (this doesn’t bode well for combatting infectious disease)
10 things to know before you eat your next chicken dinner

Other:

Why Education Does Not Fix Poverty (excellent; must-read)
The Problem With Work-Focused Poverty Initiatives (again, must-read)
Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist (you know we’re screwed when Dana Milbank has been radicalized)
Bernie Sanders, Your Cool Socialist Grandpa
The real reason the media is rising up against Donald Trump
Metro Chooses Plastic, Is Done With Paper
Muriel Bowser’s Campaign Finance Woes Aren’t Limited to FreshPAC
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Throwing Anyone Within Arm’s Reach Under the Bus
Arguments against bike lanes aren’t very consistent (saves me trouble of having to write this; it’s not about bike lanes at all)
There is no war on prayer: Stop hand-wringing over “prayer shaming” and confront the hypocrisy of empty gestures
Yes, My Abortion Decision Was Pro-Life
It’s easier to buy a gun in the United States than Sudafed
Amid Pepco-Exelon controversy, some council members blame D.C.’s chief advocate
More further adventures of OLDMAN CAT
Flexible passes could attract riders back to Metro. Will WMATA try them?

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One Response to Links 12/6/15

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Bus passes?
    Did I read that article correctly? Metro has no bus passes? Are they still accepting wooden nickels or perhaps still using barter?

    Co-incidentally, I was just looking up bus pass prices a few minutes before reading your blog

    http://www.octranspo1.com/tickets-and-passes/presto

    https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/transit/fares : See the Employer Transpass Monthly Pass program for an interesting idea.

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