Links 8/8/16

Links for you. Science:

Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas: Scientists are baffled at this seemingly altruistic behavior, which seems to be a concerted global effort to foil killer whale hunts (amazing, and it’s disgusting we hunt such creatures)
Vaccine Rates Are on the Rise in the U.S.
They have a body and a killer. But the case of the dead brown bat makes no sense to scientists.
China’s Mythical Great Flood May Have Really Happened
The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis

Other:

Swing-state Democrats ask Bernie for help
What do 80,000 people in a square mile look like? Depends on where you put them.
In policing (and elsewhere), regional variation in behavior can be huge, and perhaps give a clue about how to move forward.
Reducing police-involved shooting and “The List”
When ‘Gentrification’ Is Really a Shift in Racial Boundaries
President Barack Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”
Today’s Chin Scratcher: Why Are Conservative Voters OK With Donald Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Stimulus Plan?
“Ludicrous” ruling could delay or scuttle the Purple Line
Everyone said Obama was wrong Citizens United would let foreign money into US politics. Obama was right.
The Unforeseen Consequences of Banning the Box
Silver Spring bus stop is a top competitor for ‘sorriest bus stop in America’
11 Of The Best Albums Recorded In The D.C. Area
The Economic Consequences of Denying Teachers Tenure
Democrats are looking surprisingly unified behind their candidate. Republicans? Not so much. (I told you not to worry about Democratic unity)
Foursquare Data Shows Trump’s Candidacy Is Hurting His Biz Empire (it’s weird that Trump thought this wouldn’t damage his brand)
America’s Sorriest Bus Stop: Silver Spring vs. Boston

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2 Responses to Links 8/8/16

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Today’s Chin Scratcher: Why Are Conservative Voters OK With Donald Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Stimulus Plan?
    http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

    http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/

    The second one is a long and sometimes annoying read but Chapter 5, page 160, Authoritarian Leaders is pretty clear on the answer. I think it is very clear that Trump is a Social dominator.

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