Monthly Archives: July 2017

Links 7/31/17

Links for you. Science: Where Else Does the U.S. Have an Infrastructure Problem? Antarctica This Isn’t the First U.S. Opiate-Addiction Crisis How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change ‘Scientific wellness’ study—and a famed biologist’s spinoff company—divide researchers Untreatable … Continue reading

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The Piper Of Dupont

Observed on Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Serious Solon Senator Sasse Sasses Kids Today With Their Lazy Avocado Toast

Or something. On Sunday, Serious Solon and Republican Senator Ben Sasse wrote a Very Serious piece about the degeneration of well-off Kids Today who don’t work enough shitty jobs during the summer. If you want to waste your time reading … Continue reading

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Links 7/30/17

Links for you. Science: Second Norovirus Case Tied To Virginia Chipotle, Health Department Says (sick leave should be mandatory) I Found a Tenure-Track Job: The Big Picture Universal gloving (+/-gowning) is a horizontal intervention Thoughts on funding and support for … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Opening Themselves Up To Payback

And if the Democratic Party leadership, such as it is, weren’t so inept, this might actually come to pass (boldface mine): But one thing is certain. Someday soon Democrats will get another bite at the health-care apple. Pressure to pass … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Healthcare

Links 7/29/17

Links for you. Science: Boston wants to fight climate change. So why is every new building made of glass? New York City Salutes a Fecal Microbe That Sickens Millions The Lonely Lives of Dolphin Lice Placing drug-resistant strains of E. … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Democrats Devise Dumb Slogan Our Authoritarian President Doesn’t Know How Our Health Insurance System Works With A New Slogan, The Democratic Party Begins To Slowly Shift D.C. Has Boot Scrapers The Problem Isn’t Algebra … Continue reading

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Links 7/28/17

Links for you. Science: This little-known research program Trump wants to cut is where the future is made If You’ve Ever Had Lyme Disease, Blame the Anti-Vaxxers Why These Dolphins Behead Their Prey New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally … Continue reading

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They Still Are Who We Said They Were

The good, if not great, news is that the Republicans’ efforts to damage the ACA–which is to say, immiserate millions and kill thousands of their fellow citizens every year–have stalled for now (though keep an eye on the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

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When Analyst-Pundits Reinvent What Liberals Have Been Saying: The Labor-Productivity Edition

Despite the breathlessness in this Upshot piece, I fail to see how this isn’t anything Dean Baker, Larry Mishel, or any other number of full-bore lefty-liberal types haven’t been saying for years (boldface mine): It’s a chicken or egg problem: … Continue reading

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