Links 4/14/17

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Links for you. Science:

No, We Can’t Say Whether Cancer Is Mostly Bad Luck
New tree-living crab species found in Kerala
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerged long before the introduction of methicillin in to clinical practice
Salmon farming in crisis: ‘We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas’
Congress passes comprehensive weather forecasting and research bill (note that it doesn’t allocate additional funding…)

Other:

Can Trump Deliver on Growth?
DCCC Sees No Need To Elect Red State Dems To Congress. We See No Need To Give Money To DCCC.
Georg Lind: Our Stupid Standardized Tests (interesting)
School Voucher Grade Inflation
Kirsten Gillibrand Is an Enthusiastic No
How to Save Money at the Hospital
Hieronymus Bosch action figures are the greatest thing from any dimension
Democrats are still ignoring the people who could have helped them defeat Trump, Ohio party leaders say
The Senate Should Censure Trump
No, Ivanka Trump will not moderate her father. She will just strengthen him
Why Are So Many White Americans Dying?
Metro Shelves Plans To Bring Back Automated Trains
The Conversation About Basic Income is a Mess. Here’s How to Make Sense of It.
Trump Quietly Handed Early Defeat on Trade
Jeff Sessions to police: Just be you! Civil rights are overrated anyway
Why I Introduced the College for All Act

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2 Responses to Links 4/14/17

  1. hipparchia says:

    here is THE THING that all you liberal and progressive democrats in other parts of the us of a refuse to understand or believe — many (possibly most) of the democrats down here in the deep south were dixiecrats, and always will be dixiecrats, no matter which party they belong to at whichever moment in time.

    here is the other thing that liberal and progressive democrats in other parts of the us of a refuse to believe or understand — when the republican party wooed those dixiecrats away from the democratic party, the liberal and moderate (and even some of the somewhat conservative) republicans moved to the democratic party.

    so, right now, here in the deep south, the democratic party is largely a mixture of (a) moderate republicans who really do hate racism and sexism, and (b) some socialists and social democrats.

    that means the republican party got a lot of the economic populists because they now have the john birchers, and religious zealots, and the dixiecrats, and assorted others who would be happy to back anything in the socialist or democratic socialist realm — as long as the straight white dudes get more of it, whatever “it” is.

    this is one of the downsides of living in a country with basically only 2 parties — each of the 2 major parties is really only a confluence of some minor parties that agree on a lot of things but not everything.

  2. jrkrideau says:

    Just read the “How to save money at the hospital” article. Terrifying.

    I live in Canada. Usually our main worry about saving money at the hospital is “How much is parking”. Some hospitals charge exorbitant parking fees.

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