Links 8/30/17

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Links for you. Science:

Boomtown, Flood Town: Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone (written before the recent storm)
The trouble with living in a swamp: Houston floods explained (again, written before the flooding)
Hurricane Harvey Probably Isn’t a 500-Year Event Anymore
Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans
The unbearable emptiness of tweeting—About journal articles

Other:

This Holocaust Survivor Noticed A Detail In Charlottesville You Might Have Missed (again, what motivates this wing of the far-right is anti-Semitism)
We’ve been covering Joe Arpaio for more than 20 years. Here’s a couple of things you should know about him
Beyond the pale: China’s cheerful racists
The Myth of the Alt-Left
What White Nationalism Gets Right About American History
It’s Not Just Trump, Federal Law Enforcement Is Not Very Focused On Far-Right Extremism
The presumed ‘innocence’ of white terrorism
Debunking the Myth of “Free Speech”
Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement
Illinois Democrat Says Elect Him Governor and He’ll Commute All Low-Level Drug Sentences
How the Democrats Can Take Back Rural America (not give up on it in the first place)
When white supremacists strike, police don’t always strike back
Why Medicare-for-All Is Good for Business
The Trump Administration Just Approved a Dangerous Merger
New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick
Disdain for Liberals Drives the Jewish Pro-Trump Right
Oklahoma police chief outed as owner of racist website and white supremacist record label
If he’ll pardon Arpaio, why wouldn’t Trump pardon those who ignore Robert Mueller?

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