Monthly Archives: August 2017

Links 8/31/17

Links for you. Science: A Houston floodsplainer How green roofs can protect city streets from flooding The doctor said it could cure cancer. The federal chemist proved that it couldn’t. Did the Babylonians Beat the Greeks to Trigonometry By 1000 … Continue reading

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Trump Rat

Observed at Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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It’s Like There’s A Circumscribed Range Of Professionally Acceptable Opinions

Oh wait, you thought I was referring to Republicans? Nope (boldface mine): The New America Foundation has received more than $21 million from Google; its parent company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt; and his family’s foundation since the think tank’s founding … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/17

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 … Continue reading

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If The Right Didn’t Have Violent Anti-Fascists, They Would Invent Them

While I’ve argued that a successful anti-fascist campaign suggests that physical violence (not self-defense however) against Nazis and fascists isn’t needed (at this time anyway), let’s not forget that the right will always invent boogeymen, even if they don’t exist. … Continue reading

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Single-Payer And/Or Universal Healthcare Are Not Novel Policies–We Can Do This

Matthew Yglesias touches on something that has bothered me for a long time on the left-ish side of the healthcare debate (boldface mine): If progressive activists want to make a push for single-payer health care, then a push is going … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/17

Links for you. Science: Why is antivaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. meeting with government health and science officials months after meeting with President Trump? Public health officials call on HHS to restore grant funding for preventing teen pregnancies Why … Continue reading

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Sign Of Our Times

Observed at the corner of 11th Street and Vermont Ave., Shaw, D.C.:

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A NY Times Reporter Tweeted Something Very Stupid–And This Is A Problem

So NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman saw news stories about Trump’s pardon of criminal human rights violator and former Arizona sheriff Don Arpaio, then some weird biochemistry happened in her brain, and she tweeted this: Whether you’re a Sanders fan, … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/17

Links for you. Science: Trump officials rewrite Energy Dept. study to make renewables look bad, fail anyway Achieving Statistical Significance with Covariates and without Transparency A Colony of Bats Has Moved Into a Triceratops NASA may finally be getting a … Continue reading

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