Monthly Archives: August 2017

R Street Sunset

Observed at the corner of R and 14th Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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The Left Isn’t Making The Right Extremist

They’re doing this to themselves. There’s an argument going around, pushed by Mark Lilla who is desperately trying to flog a new book, that the left’s embrace of identity politics is turning white people into extremists (I’m using ‘left’ very … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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DC Metro Finds A New Way To Provide Poor Service

Ugh (boldface mine): Red, Orange, Silver, and Blue Line riders might have much longer commutes beginning this week. There’s a new, 35 mile per hour speed restriction in place between Medical Center and Union Station, and between Rosslyn and the … Continue reading

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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’ … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: It’s Hard Out There For A Trump Administration Official New Democrats Are Still F-cking Morons Republican Senator Sasse: A Kinder, Gentler Dog-Whistler 10th Street Moderne The Successful Violent Anti-Fascist Campaign That Is Being Ignored … Continue reading

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Links 8/25/17

Links for you. Science: We Hardly Know Anything About Deep-Sea Life, And Our Ignorance Is Damaging It ‘Radical’ new biography of Darwin is unreliable and inaccurate Let’s keep saying it, and say it louder: REVIEWERS ARE UNPAID Mathematical secrets of … Continue reading

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Make Way For Ducklings, D.C. Edition

Observed on S Street NW, between 15th and 16th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The Democratic Divide And Trust

David Atkins writes a well-intentioned piece about how Democrats can unite (boldface mine): The key to ending the war between the sides, ironically, isn’t to widen the tent but rather to narrow it in selecting acceptable candidates. Social liberals worry … Continue reading

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Links 8/24/17

Links for you. Science: The U.S. is risking an academic brain drain Community health leaders say D.C. isn’t doing enough to curb opioid overdoses (this seems really bad) NASA team provides free satellite public health data to researchers and communities … Continue reading

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