Links 1/30/16

Links for you. Science:

Flint may not be alone
The Largest Known Prime Number: It’s 22,338,618 digits long. That’s incredibly exciting
Genomics of atypical enteropathogenic E. coli
Underwater Robot Shows Us What a Shark Attack Looks Like
There was a paragraph missing from Eric Lander’s “Heroes of #CRISPR” essay


Nice Things (contra Krugman, rhetoric–over the long term–does matter)
Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Wall Street Animate Her Opponents (and just wait until the GOP starts in on this)
Fine, give the GOP four years: The liberal case for either Bernie Sanders, or electing a Republican president. Democrats can’t hold the White House forever. Losing in 2016 might make more strategic sense than losing in 2020 (this assumes Senate Dems would filibuster)
10,000 Won’t Do It: The Mathematics of an American Deployment to Fight ISIL
Sanders, Clinton, Their Ads, and the Politics of Trench Warfare
Which Suburbs Have Futures?
Snowstorms in the 70s vs. Today
Photo: It Is A Rough Day To Be A D.C. Rat
Hillary Clinton Has a Killer Mike Problem
Cinematic Photographs of Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui
The inequality of sidewalks
“11,000 smart, committed teachers can change the world”: A group of working Philadelphia teachers is looking to upset the status quo of the teachers union

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3 Responses to Links 1/30/16

  1. Joe says:

    I disagree heavily on the “give the GOP 4 years”. While they couldn’t do that much ‘damage’ re: the economy, revoking the ACA, etc, given a filibuster, one thing the Democrats in the Senate (even if they win it, which still seems likely) can NOT stop are the Judicial appointments.

    The GOP, if they win, is going to suddenly pull the “crisis” card they’ve been holding for the last 4 years – the benches are EMPTY! we have to appoint justices NOW!!!!!

    Thus, all the gaps, all the appointments left empty, even though approved unanimously by committee, in the federal structure would get filled by pro-religious, anti-rights yes-men to the Right-Wing.

    Add to that the likelihood of at least one SCOTUS appointment coming in the next 4 years, possibly two as the liberals on the bench continue to age?

    A six-three majority and it is all over. Done with. No recovery.

    So no, giving them “4 years” is not giving them 4 years: it is giving them the right to rubber-stamp their agenda for all eternity, as far as our own lives are concerned. The damage to my daughter’s young life is incalculable.

    • Joe says:

      ok, the post does account for that, but believes the risk is more 2020 than 2016 for the bench to open. I disagree here.

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