Links 1/7/17

Links for you. Science:

Why Vera Rubin Deserved a Nobel
The Bot Politic
No evidence sugar-free soft drinks aid weight loss
UO team unspools the genome of a seahorse relative
Splendor and misery of adaptation, or the importance of neutral null for understanding evolution (good introduction to the neutral theory of evolution, though leaves out a ton of citations)

Other:

Disclosing the Costs of Corporate Welfare: A new government database will soon spotlight the true costs of corporate tax breaks.
Republican Congressmen Propose a Bill to Move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (last paragraph is key)
“Make This Place Feed Me”
GOP plans to crush Democratic opposition to Trump Cabinet (remember, when Congress isn’t working with the president, the president is viewed as a failure)
Trump’s agenda would boost his bottom line
The Health Care Plan Trump Voters Really Want
BUBBLE BOY.
Donald Trump’s new tariff policy is deceptively smart
My Two Minds Are at War Over Trump’s Beef with the C.I.A.: The “intelligence community” is capable of the worst behavior, but can anyone else keep the president-elect honest?
Could a 14-Year-Old Have Hacked John Podesta?
Work, Automation, Communication & Globalization as experienced by my family over 200 years
Scenarios for the future of racial politics in America
Obamacare Was Not Passed Via Reconciliation
How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election
Homicides remain steady in the Washington region
Why liberals need to get a grip on Russia (it was a small factor, but it allows many Democratic Party operatives to ignore their own culpability)
Trump’s DC Hotel Tagged With $5 Million in Unpaid Worker Liens
Obama unleashes tweetstorm on NO ONE BECAUSE HE’S THE GOD DAMN PRESIDENT AND ADULT MAN
Americans — not just liberals — have a religious literacy problem

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