Links 6/30/17

Links for you. Science:

Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade
House Republicans backed this biotech — and lost big. Its stock is now worth 4 cents a share
E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show
Study Section Reality
Florida’s antiscience bill becomes law


San Francisco Is Burning
Will China Save the American Economy?
Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend (and increase staffer salaries significantly)
China Has Officially Started Construction on the World’s First “Forest City” (it seems awful for walking; the buildings need to be closer together)
DC, Baltimore drivers among the worst in the country (Boston is the worst!)
Support for Gay Marriage Just Keeps Going Up
Andrew Cuomo Is Hiding from NYC’s Subway Nightmare
Ivanka Trump has a lot to learn
Americans With Disabilities Should Be Terrified
Nowhere Mag
Planned Parenthood Supports Shelving Single-Payer (Again)
The Wealthy Want The Senate To Dump The Better Care Reconciliation Act
The newest exhibit on the Mall? Fear of young African Americans
The Intersection: Philanthropy and Dark Money
We Make Our Own Monsters, Even Out of Ourselves
Um, Teacher Retention Is Not Just A DCPS Problem
The Rise of the Thought Leader: How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual. (nothing The Baffler or Harper’s hasn’t written about before, but still good)

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