Links 12/22/17

Links for you. Science:

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later
Real-time search of all bacterial and viral genomic data
I was groped by the editor of an OB/GYN medical journal. I’m not the only one.
‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off
National Butterfly Center Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall

Other:

That’s Just Capitalism
In Shocking Development, Media Gets Conned By Selective Republican Leaks
Donald Trump And GOP Leaders Could Be Enriched By Last Minute Tax Break Inserted Into Final Bill
Saying a handout is ‘unfunded’ actually validates the economist lie that this will bankrupt us. This is chumponomics.
The EPA Hired a Major Republican Opposition Research Firm to Track Press Activity
Trump hosted the NRA at the White House on the anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre
These Pharmaceutical Companies Are Making a Killing Off the Opioid Crisis
How Do Politicians Get Away With Cutting Taxes for the Rich?
DISSENTING STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON CLYBURN (pdf)
Democrats say Trump to seek federal pay freeze and cuts to domestic security
For blacks in Boston, a power outage
The Guy Running To Replace Paul Ryan Comes With White Nationalist Street Cred: Wisconsin Republican Paul Nehlen, who stumped for Roy Moore in Alabama, makes himself at home on a fascist podcast and tosses bigoted bombs on Twitter
Roy Moore is still in the White House
Boston school officials reconsider new start times
Stop asking black women to ‘save America.’ Start organizing your own people.
I’m A Brown Woman Who’s Breaking Up With The Democratic Party
The Pentagon was investigating UFOs — and maybe it still is
The bigot in the stands, and other stories

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