Links 1/2/17

Links for you. Science:

Medicare Penalizes Hospitals In Crackdown On Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
Study: 25% of K pneumonia in long-term care resistant to carbapenems
Venus Flytraps Are Even Creepier Than We Thought
The heritability fallacy
Mechanisms of Evolution in High-Consequence Drug Resistance Plasmids


A Call For The Economic Boycott Of North Carolina
A Few Thoughts on the Democratic Party’s ‘Hostility’ Toward Religion: An ex-Obama aide offers political futility masquerading as tolerance
A Resolution for 2017: Keep Reminding Trump That He Has No Mandate
Some Trump Voters Will Be ‘Pissed Off As Hell’ If He Defunds Planned Parenthood
Hillary Clinton’s loss in Michigan, explained by the last Democrat to win in Michigan
The Coming Assault on Social Security (if GOP has its way, most readers won’t get full benefits until they’re 69)
Greg Palast on Why Clinton Didn’t Push for Michigan Recount (remember this down the road)
Democrats are wasting no time in repeating the mistakes they made in the 2016 primary
They’re Shooting the Wounded & You Say ‘Taking Aim’
The Syria Delusion Continues
We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids
The horrors of 2016 could have been stopped – with better defenses: Donald Trump and other monsters of this new era were always there. They just triumphed because centrists blocked those who could keep a lid on them
Jobs For All: In an age of precarity, a left-wing demand for full employment could be massively popular. But liberalism can’t deliver it
In Silicon Valley, “Disruptive” Is Another Word For Regulatory Arbitrage
How Liberalism Failed
The Walter Scott Case Was a Test: Can cops kill with impunity? Now we know the answer
Hard Truth: Aleppo Rebels weren’t defeated by Main Force but b/c they alienated Syrians
‘It Was My Primal Scream’: A lifelong progressive was so disgusted with her party, she voted for Trump. Will Democrats care enough to win her back?
Who Exactly Is “The Resistance”?
Here’s What Happened When I Said I Couldn’t Be ‘Friends’ With A Trump Supporter: Many supporters are defensive about the fact that they tolerated bigotry and hate

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