Links 9/4/17

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Merry Labor Day! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey?
Bucking FDA, Peter Thiel funds “patently unethical” herpes vaccine trial
Reports show declines in antibiotic prescribing, spending
Brexit Is Quietly Strangling Science
Don’t Fall for Babylonian Trigonometry Hype

Other:

Rightbloggers Dog-Whistle ‘Dixie’ in Confederate Statue Wars
Soul Snatchers :: Part Two :: The Bronx Terrorist — Detective David Terrell
What Labor Day means to my South Side and black union family
Congressman: It Should Definitely Be Legal To Discriminate Based On Reproductive Choices In D.C.
Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite
Why is Trump so awkward in Washington? He’s a New Yorker. (relevant to understand the above. Trump et alia revolve around money; Wor-Shing-Tun revolves around power. They’re related, but not the same)
Houston Drainage Grid’s Depression-Era Design ‘So Obsolete’ For Harvey Fury
Medicare for All
I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage.
WH budget director boasts of tricking Trump into slashing disability benefits by calling it ‘welfare’
Rising Dem star Tim Ryan splits with party, endorses corporate tax cuts (why would you prefer a corporate tax cut over a tax cut that goes directly to workers? Not that I really favor either)
Do traditional public schools benefit from charter competition?
Closing Schools Doesn’t Increase Test Scores
Pepe the Frog’s Creator Gets Alt-Right Children’s Book Pulled, Vows to ‘Aggressively Enforce His Intellectual Property’
Oklahoma isn’t working. Can anyone fix this failing American state?
Comparison Of QT Employees, OK Teacher Pay Sparks Debate
The Renegade I.C.E. Might Be This Administration’s Worst Gift to the Nation
The End of Liberal Identity Politics, Take Two
Why Did UVa Allow Banned Torches During White-Supremacist Rally?

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One Response to Links 9/4/17

  1. Thornton Hall says:

    Regarding teacher pay in Oklahoma…

    That starting salary of $38,000 may be less than QuickTrip, but it is $1,300 more than a public defender with a law degree and two years of experience is paid.
    http://oklahomawatchdata.org/state-salaries/047

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