Links 8/30/16

Links for you. Science:

Is Florida About to Be Swamped With Capybara?
At NIH, one woman says gender bias has blocked promotions
Tom Wolfe’s magic combo move
Taking On Chomsky (and Darwin)
23andMe has a problem when it comes to ancestry reports for people of color


I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. (must-read)
How racist white people are pissing away what little political power the working class has left
Democrats’ Weak Bench Undermines Hope of Taking Back Senate
Why You Shouldn’t Vote for Gary Johnson
Reports of Metro track defects sat in a database without action for years. One reason: Poor training.
D.C. Mayor Bowser to Don Peebles: Give me my affordable housing (or maybe a campaign contribution?)
In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya
Jackie Robinson had strong feelings about the National Anthem as well.
Metro badly needs culture change, everyone agrees. Can it pull it off?
Here are 10 good questions for Hillary Clinton (if she ever has another press conference)
Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump
Forget Swing States: The Presidential Election Will Be Determined by 20 Swing Counties in Linchpin States
Great Exploitations
What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed
A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment
‘Toxic environment’ for sons accused of campus sex offenses turns mothers into militants
How San Francisco’s Most Diverse, High-Achieving School Became Mostly White

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2 Responses to Links 8/30/16

  1. Net Denizen says:

    Re: the Metro article about “poor training” — intentional pun?

    Also, I don’t doubt if you are a major party apologist there are infinitely many ways to write a “Don’t vote for [3rd party candidate] — here’s why” articles out there. We have an absolute shit pile on the R side, and the *ONE* candidate who could polarize the traditional left-wing base on the D side away from them in this election. Of COURSE there are people who want to vote that are going to “waste” it on 3rd party candidates! Hillary is going to win because there are enough people so sick to death of trump and what he stands for that she may get close to Reagan 1984 numbers this year. But that doesn’t mean she’s a great candidate, it just means she’s literally the ONLY candidate left who isn’t insane that will be on all 50+ ballots. The US needs a better system and it needs one now….

  2. anthrosciguy says:

    You know, this campaign season has really brought out how prescient the Firesign Theater was with their joke candidate’s slogan: “Vote for Papoon. He’s not insane!”

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