Links 2/19/18

Links for you. Science:

Trump’s top ‘science adviser’ is a 31-year-old with only a political science degree and an ex-Peter Thiel employee
President Trump has been dangerously silent on this year’s deadly flu epidemic
Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, February 2018
People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades
NIH funding contributed to 210 approved drugs in recent years, study says


The one thing we can do to address gun violence
How Protein Conquered America
What it’s Like to Own Guns in a Country with Strict Gun Control
As an immigration lawyer, I am frustrated with the lack of nuance in the public conversation about immigration
Forget Trump… His Party Is the Problem Now
Leaked Chat Transcripts: New York Times Employees Are Pissed About Bari Weiss
Heitkamp: “We Have Enough Votes Right Now To Pass It,” And By “We” She Means The Corrupt Senators Owned By Wall Street
Having three airports in Washington is great. Until you go to the wrong one.
2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study
The text of Elizabeth Warren’s speech to Native American group
Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls
‘Black Panther’ will break box-office records. But could it change the movie business?
The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre
The Dirty Secret Behind Warren Buffett’s Billions: America’s favorite investor loves monopoly, not free markets.
Who’s afraid of free speech in the United States?
Is Donald Trump a Traitor?
Trump’s immigration policy in brief: Total racist shutdown: Forget “illegal” immigration: Trump and Miller’s real goal is a clampdown on nonwhite immigrants, documented or not

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