Links Fourth of July

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Let’s Make America Great Again with some links! Science:

CDC warns against eating placenta—in case you needed another reason
Climate change in the U.S. could help the rich and hurt the poor
A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math
It’s not you – solving a Rubik’s cube quickly is officially hard
C. Diff Infections Are Falling, Thanks To Better Cleaning And Fewer Antibiotics

Other:

Block Amazon: The e-commerce company’s plan to buy Whole Foods portends a future monopoly (must-read)
Signal Boost: How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News
Republicans Are Mean
‘How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead?’ is just one of the disturbing tweets sent by this Trump Energy Department agency head (“I have a black, two Jews, a woman, and a cripple”–Reagan era cabinet member James Watt)
There’s a Health Care Lesson for Republicans in the Shooting of Steve Scalise
The LA Times and other newspapers are still in “if only they knew” mode. But the destruction of the safety net is a longtime conservative dream
Latest Russian Hacking Bombshell: Damning Revelations About GOP, Trump
How privatization could spell the end of democracy
Zinke defends huge job cuts at Interior: ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’ (and is why worrying about balanced budgets when you are a currency issuer with adequate real resources and massive unmet needs is fucking stupid)
North Korea Is Not Just Another Piece of Pop Culture
Cashing in on the Rise of the Alt-Right
Redneck Revolt Builds Anti-Racist, Anti-Capitalist Movement With Working Class Whites
Have you ever met a brilliant scammer? Yes. The young Donald Trump.
The McConnell Corrupt Bargain And The Fallacy of Policy Literalism (evergreen)
Jewish diaspora angry as Netanyahu scraps Western Wall mixed prayer plan
Partisan Gerrymandering Has Benefited the GOP, Analysis Shows
Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

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