Links 1/17/18

Links for you. Science:

All the cool new friends you’ll meet when you drink raw water
On that personal statement…
Illumina Unveils $20,000 Desktop Sequencer Aimed At Sequencing Germs
‘The problem child of seasonal flu’: Beware this winter’s virus
U.S. Interior Department to put academic, nonprofit grants through political review


Democrats: Big Tent, Yes, but With Parameters (excellent)
Dear Democrats: Shut it down
Public school buildings are falling apart, and students are suffering for it
Some Types of Make-Work Jobs Won’t Survive
When Deportation Is a Death Sentence (it’s not deportation for many, it’s de facto expulsion)
Retired From the Brutal Streets of Mexico, Sex Workers Find a Haven
Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend may be about to take a Pizzagate peddler to court
A New Frontier in American Ethnic Cleansing
Biden Trashes Millennials in His Quest to Become Even Less Likable
Economist James K. Galbraith isn’t celebrating Dow 25,000
The Most Important Election of 2018 Might Be Happening in Maryland
It’s Time to Censure Trump for ‘Conduct Unbecoming’ of a President (I proposed this months ago, after he engaged in Nazi and Klan sympathizing)
What to make of the failure of the Democrats to deny Trump the power to engage in warrantless surveillance? (he’s probably right, but don’t rule out incompetence either)
Puerto Rico’s power outage keeps getting weirder and more infuriating.
Uber developed secret system to lock down staff computers in a police raid
The enablers of the racist president are back at it
Trump and ‘shithole’: I’m shocked, shocked!
Lot of folks think they’re making a great argument in the president’s defense tonight by noting that Haiti and El Salvador are, in fact, poor. But they’re just revealing their own racism.
Trump just denied his ‘shithole’ comment. In the process, he confirmed the worst.
Has anyone checked in Lindsey Graham’s basement for the pod?

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