Christmas Links 2017

Gut Yontif to the Pontiff, and everyone celebrating the day! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

D.C.’s War On Rats Goes Digital
The Amargosa River Defies the Desert
To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear
The World’s Top Banana Is Doomed and Nobody Can Find a Replacement
U.S. lifts moratorium on funding controversial, high-risk virus research


Federally recognized tribes should brace for possible termination policy under Trump
120 Million American Households Exposed In ‘Massive’ ConsumerView Database Leak
Republicans Despise the Working Class, Continued
How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America (related post here)
The Great Republican Tax Heist of 2017
How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck
New York City Moves to Create Accountability for Algorithms
The Misguided GOP Attack on Government Bureaucrats
A Groundbreaking Case May Force Controversial Data Firm Cambridge Analytica to Reveal Trump Secrets
A Year in the Ohio River Valley (heartland whispering, but with some novel takes)
ACLU sues a Louisiana district over school prayer, enforced religion
Gotta Give People Something To Vote For
The Teacher in the Next Room (caveat is this is a very small sample)
This Tax Accountant’s Thoughts on the New Tax Law
Patagonia founder RSVPs no on testifying to ‘failed Orwellian government’ over national monuments
The Trojan Horse in the Tax Bill
Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband
The Other Tech Bubble

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