Links 8/26/17

Links for you. Science:

PANINI: Pangenome Neighbor Identification for Bacterial Populations
Despite measles outbreak, anti-vaccine activists in Minnesota refuse to back down
America Is on the Verge of Ratpocalypse
State Dept. science envoy resigns with letter that spells out ‘Impeach’


Is the Democratic Party Establishment Irrelevant? (if the party is only a fundraising mechanism, then donors will cut out the middleman eventually)
DCCC & Kings Landing Consultants Are Instructing Candidates How To Deceive Democratic Primary Voters On Healthcare
A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying. The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he’d do in the White House
Open Letter to Louise Linton About Angels and Humanity (related post here)
The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven’t Heard About: Auto Loans
My Dad’s Confederate Flag. And learning to let go of parts of our Southern “heritage.”
How the Police Failed in Charlottesville
Thinking Strategically About Free Speech And Violence (related post here)
How Conservatives Manipulated the Mainstream Media to Give Us President Trump. A new report shows how conservatives are winning a war that the rest of us don’t even know we’re fighting.
The Public Face of Antifa
Billy Joel Wears Yellow Star of David at New York Show Amid Rising Neo-Nazi Activity
Why a lot of corruption/rent-seeking is hard to undo.
How I Became Fake News: I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville. Then the conspiracy theories began.
Taking precaution: New Orleans evacuation plans readied ahead of potential major storms
Democrats Can Win Rural Voters by Taking on Big Agriculture (these votes do matter)
Julius Krein is the perfect intellectual villain of the Trump era
I’m an old midwestern white working class guy, and I wouldn’t have voted for Trump if Nixon was his opponent.

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