Monthly Archives: May 2017

In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: The Logical Outcome Of The Politics Of Petty Meaness Intersectionality, East Of The River Toby Keith In Saudi Arabia The Difference Between A Narcissist And A Self-Absorbed Asshole The Weirdest Thing About Il Trumpe’s … Continue reading

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Coal Mining Is Coming Back Under Trump!

That is, if Trump’s term lasts 71 years, we’ll return to the 1985 peak, based on the number of jobs added since Trump took office. Meanwhile, his proposed NIH cuts would cost more direct and indirect jobs than there are … Continue reading

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Democrats Need To Increase Turnout

Last night, the Republican candidate for the sole House seat from Montana (which is one more voting House seat than the citizens of the mainland colony, aka ‘D.C.’, get. Just saying) won a special election. That he is an entitled … Continue reading

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Links 5/25/17

Links for you. Science: Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence I Am Glad the … Continue reading

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This Is How (Many) Businesses Are Run

Or at least Il Trumpe’s business (boldface mine): We got a call Friday from a reader named Paul Redmond that The Post had accidentally published Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s private cell phone number. A story about President Trump’s bodyguard Keith … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have It All: The Republican Rich Dude Edition

If you haven’t heard Republican Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a Guardian reporter (Gianforte is now charged with assault–the delay might have been due to the local sheriff being a Gianforte supporter). Joking aside, I doubt Gianforte lost … Continue reading

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Links 5/24/17

Links for you. Science: The Secret Life of Urban Crows The engine of irrationality inside the rationalists Some Work Is Hard The Resistome Of Important Human Pathogens There’s a hoax going on here all right. But I don’t think it’s … Continue reading

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We Could Have Had Single Payer

Democratic senator Tom Harkin spills the beans (boldface mine): He wonders in hindsight whether the law was made overly complicated to satisfy the political concerns of a few Democratic centrists who have since left Congress. “We had the power to … Continue reading

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Polarization Does Make Impeachment Harder

I think Paul Krugman is partly correct here (boldface mine): The G.O.P., by contrast, is one branch of a monolithic structure, movement conservatism, with a rigid ideology — tax cuts for the rich above all else. Other branches of the … Continue reading

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Links 5/23/17

Links for you. Science: Where do numbers come from? Global penicillin shortages are bringing back old diseases, and creating new, deadlier ones (complete market failure) Health Secretary Tom Price Favors ‘Faith Based’ Approach To Opioid Crisis Why the “Conceptual Penis” … Continue reading

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