Links 6/23/17

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Links for you. Science:

Why Are Bird Eggs Egg-Shaped? An Eggsplainer
A massive and unprecedented coral bleaching event may finally be coming to an end
A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer
In Defectors From the North, Doctors in South Korea Find Hope — and Data
Joshua Gordon Wants to Remake Mental Health Care, on a Budget

Other:

Is This The Life We Really Want?
It’s My Party: The Democrats struggle to rise from the ashes (very good)
Lyft Isn’t Reinventing City Buses. It’s Undermining Them.
Why The FBI Investigated ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Players in the 1990s
Middle Class White People Are Racists
Governor Bowser, Of Douglass Commonwealth? Name Changes Could Happen Under New Bill
The Ossoff-Parnell Lesson: Stop Chasing Romney Voters
Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership
Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions
As Yet Another Rep. Takes Aim At D.C. Gun Laws, Our Actual Leaders Would Like A Word
Why So Many Critics Hate the New Obama Biography
Lori E. Parker seeks Ward 1 D.C. Council seat (seems interesting, but always be careful when someone says, “I’m an X-generation Washingtonian.” This native son thinks we need new blood that’s live extensively in other cities)
Mayor Bowser on Beating of U.S. Protesters by Turkish Security
Newt Gingrich, Hypocrisy Pioneer
MS-13: How a deadly gang gained strength in the DC area

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2 Responses to Links 6/23/17

  1. jrkrideau says:

    The Post noted that the investigation also includes “suspicious financial activity” involving “Russian operatives.” The New York Times was more specific in its account, saying that Mueller is looking at whether Trump associates laundered financial payoffs from Russian officials by channelling them through offshore accounts.

    Well, of course. Why else would the Donald be worried?

    No Russian politician would be stupid enough to try to co-opt an idiot like Trump into some government conspiracy. On the other hand a bit of money laundering ???

    Putin is intelligent, possibly a bit impulsive, but people seem to forget he is an experienced intelligence officer with foreign service experience and a fairly long and successful political career. And he has a highly experienced civil service to support him. He makes Trump look like the totally incompetent new-comer that he is.

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