Links 1/19/17

Links for you. Science:

The passing of Gene Cernan reminds us how far we haven’t come
Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump’s skepticism about vaccines
New rule on clinical trial reporting doesn’t go far enough
House Science Panel Adds Climate-Denying Members: The committee has jurisdiction over $40 billion in federal budgets, and influence on climate research and environmental regulations
Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Landmark Endangered Species Act

Other:

America, America
In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Not What the New York Times Reported
Neo-Nazi Media Outlet Collapses After Fellow Racists Discover the Founder’s Wife Is Jewish
Why the Political Mainstream Keeps Failing America’s Workers
Trump’s nominee to head EPA has opposed the Chesapeake Bay cleanup
We Live Here.
Why Grandpa Is Homeless: A sagging economy, a complex job market, and a lack of social programs have led to an increase in the number of elderly people living—and dying—on the streets
Who Is Killing the Towns of Western Massachusetts? It may be the governor. In the State House. With the lobbyists
Before King Was Pacifist
A Wasted Opportunity: Despite union officials’ post-election justifications, it’s clear Hillary Clinton did not deserve labor’s support
Quote of the Day: Lead? What Lead?
Jewish Centers Across U.S. Evacuated Amid New Wave of Bomb Threats: New threats in 8 states come just over a week after similar calls sparked the evacuated of over 16 Jewish locations across the eastern U.S.
From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece
DOES DONALD TRUMP HAVE ANY MOTIVATION TO PREVENT NATIONAL SECURITY CRISES?
Lawsuit Alleges That Trump Adviser Hired People to Attack African-Americans in His Clubs
2 U.S. lawmakers want to fix Metro by rewriting its governing charter

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3 Responses to Links 1/19/17

  1. Chris G says:

    Republicans could well crush US science for a few generations – motivating young people to leave or to do something else as well as immediate damage current R&D. Will some enterprising liberal democracy or aspiring liberal democracy open their doors and attempt poach US talent? Seems like New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavian countries (maybe even South Africa? Costa Rica? Belize?) could set themselves up to own the 21st century, scientifically speaking.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:
  3. jrkrideau says:

    Nobody in the current administration knows whether anyone in the next has read any of it….

    My god, you have an 18th Century government in the 21st Century.

    It’s terrfying,

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