Links 2/6/16

Links for you. Science:

The Bugs Behind The Bed Bug Genome: New research came from a famous bed bug lineage
Deep-sea ‘purple sock’ provides clues to early life
The Zika conspiracies have begun
Look Somewhere Else for Romance
If you fail to reproduce another scientist’s results, this journal wants to know


The Left
4 Ways Utah is Dealing with Overly-Wide Streets
Oregon standoff: Bundy occupation leaves scars behind
The Democrats Effectively Tied in Iowa, But Sanders Won the Future (and the condescension from too many Clinton supporters only exacerbates things)
What Bernie Sanders Has Already Won
Twilight of the Superpredators (wrote about this here; Hillary Clinton used superpredator rhetoric)
New OECD tax agreement improves transparency — but the US doesn’t sign and the US press won’t tell you
Why Hillary Clinton’s razor-thin Iowa win is really a crushing defeat (the key thing is that, as I’ve been saying all along, conservatives realize Clinton is vulnerable on the cronyism/corruption charges)
Chicago Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Everyone Is Wrong About the Bernie Bros: How a necessary critique of leftist sexism deteriorated into a dumb flame war
Is TPP dead if Sanders becomes President?
D.C. Will Form Disability Advisory Committee to Improve Snow Response
How class could eventually remake the Democratic Party
Flint Probably Has Bigger Problems Than Lead Pipes
American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before
Bernie Sanders and the New Populism
A public backlash against the Malheur occupiers also suggests American sympathy for those who work for the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the US Fish and Wildlife Department.
Wealthy Donors Pump Millions Into Sanders’ Campaign In Last-Ditch Effort To Destroy His Credibility (funny)
Sanders Beats Clinton 49-49: The Real Story Behind the Iowa Numbers
New Yorker Joins Open Season on Bernie Sanders

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3 Responses to Links 2/6/16

  1. Tim Howe says:

    Overly enthusiastic wishful thinking has always been a problem for the Bernie supporters, and here we see it in its full flowering: if the bros can’t score a crushing victory in a state 96% white, they have blown the entire campaign.

    Seriously. Clinton has to balance the contradictory tasks of beating the bernieswarm so soundly that the bros will know themselves to have been beaten fairly while being nice enough that a unified party can move on to beat back the Republicans – who, evidently I have to point out, are actually more powerful than some people like to pretend as evidenced by their control of both Houses of Congress as well as most state houses and the SCOTUS. An ad hoc gathering of Overly Enthusiastic ADHD Cases for dah BERN is not going to be very effective at dealing with the realities of power in Washington. Locked away as you are in your lab, I suppose you can be forgiven for not noticing this but it actually is important.

    • onkelbob says:

      And the solution you propose is the election of Hillary Clinton, which to many educated intelligent adults is simply more of the same. Excuse me for injecting a humorous adage into this, but when choosing between two evils, I prefer to try the one I have not yet experienced.
      As for your observation about the Democratic electorate of Iowa, umm no. There is little about the ethnicity or gender of either candidate that is either advantageous or detrimental in the political landscape that is Iowa. (Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin were its Senators for decades, odd couple indeed) Indeed, the inate nature of the voters (prefering known over unknown) and the incumbent machine in place refutes your assertion that Sanders place in the contest was a failure.
      I do not know who will win the election but I know who will lose: the American people. 4 years of clintonubio may not flush us down the toilet, but it will make a clog that overflows on to the floor.

  2. reginaldselkirk says:

    Wealthy Donors Pump Millions Into Sanders’ Campaign In Last-Ditch Effort To Destroy His Credibility

    Hilarious. Another win for The Onion.

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