Links 2/17/16

Links for you. Science:

Nine Out of Ten Shark Scientists Agree: Sustainable Shark Fishing Is Fine
A mouse’s house may ruin experiments: Environmental factors lie behind many irreproducible rodent experiments (1) controlling for environment is really hard; 2) there’s interesting biology in this ‘irreproducibility’)
Zika virus: Brazilian survey calls into question cause of microcephaly (or our ability to monitor Zika virus)
Venezuela faces ‘worst-case scenario’ as Zika outbreak expands
Values and vaccines


Modern Washingtonians have a mandate to remember black Georgetown (excellent)
Biased Pluralism and the Defense of “Reality” in the Democratic Primary
NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon
Troops betrayed as Army dumps hundreds of heroic war dogs (war sucks)
The Pragmatic Case for Bernie Sanders: Political and social change emanate from persistent pressure for a just world, not settling for what is “realistic” before even getting to the negotiating table.
The Base Doesn’t Care About Originalism
One of the most important budget graphs you’ll ever see
Anther major story in the New York Times today blasting Bernie’s economics, claiming that “liberal-leaning economists” share his goals but “question his numbers and political realism.”
NJ: Red Bank and the New White Flight
Hillary Clinton’s Leftward Shift on Climate Change: Helped along by President Obama and Bernie Sanders, Clinton has broken her silence on fossil fuel extraction. (pragmatic!)
Parsing Hillary Clinton’s Disingenuous Foreign Policy Record
Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies, as detailed in explosive court documents showing ugly smear campaign against his alleged sex assault victim
Washington, D.C. is drowning in a flood of illegal guns (very good, but King should have explicitly stated these are handguns)
The Tragedy of Hillary Clinton (and Her Generation)
Why the Dems Need Bernie More Than Bernie Needs the Dems
Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger: It’s Personal. Very Personal.
That Brutal Charter School Video Shows That Rich People Love No-Excuses Discipline … for Other People’s Kids
Great Questions from the Great Plains

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1 Response to Links 2/17/16

  1. Ken Beinart says:

    The Pragmatism argument for Bernie being a clueless dork must really sting, given the effort the bernieswarm invests in mouthing it bad.

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