Links 8/27/17

Links for you. Science:

Science shouldn’t stop at the border
Candidate Phyla Radiation in Human Blood?
The Case for Sharing All of America’s Data on Mosquitoes: The U.S. is sitting on one of the largest data sets on any animal group, but most of it is inaccessible and restricted to local agencies. (the issue of whether the data are actually useful analytically should be separate from the release of the data)
Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis


The Confederate General Who Was Erased: There’s a reason you won’t find many monuments in the South to one of Robert E. Lee’s most able deputies (must-read)
It’s time to start punishing public officials who disenfranchise voters
Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How
If You’ve Never Lived in Poverty, Don’t Tell Poor People What They Should Do (excellent)
How Alfred McCoy Stalked the CIA From Its Heroin Trail to the Surveillance State (zoiks!)
In every heroin victim I still see my brother
Northeast D.C. Gets A New Mural Honoring The Workers Who Built The Lincoln Memorial Statue
Controversial ‘Rent Concessions’ Go to Court in D.C.
Confessions of a Healthcare Super User
Seth Rich, Comet Ping Pong, and the New Reality of DC Conspiracy Theories: DC has always had conspiracy theories. Now they have actual addresses
After embracing orthodox Republicanism on all fronts, what’s the point of Trump?
Trump’s Business of Corruption: What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals?
Can Medicare for All Succeed? Some readers took issue with Joshua Holland’s recent article on the challenges of achieving universal health coverage through Medicare expansion.
Donald Trump’s Identity Politics
A Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons: Judge Linda Reade’s husband bought more prison stock five days before one of the nation’s biggest immigration raids.
Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?
How About Erecting Monuments to the Heroes of Reconstruction?
The Bernie voters who defected to Trump, explained by a political scientist
How Your Favorite #NeverTrump Republicans Planted Seeds Of His Rise To Power

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