Links 3/16/18

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Links for you. Science:

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young
The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’
DNA Testing Forced Me To Rethink My Entire Racial Identity
These Crickets Can’t Sing Anymore—But They’re Still Trying
Did These Computer Scientists Solve the Cuban ‘Sonic Attack’?

Other:

‘The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down’
Why it’s time for Democrats to ditch Nancy Pelosi (she’s a great parliamentarian, but she picks awful Congressional candidates)
Bowser Signs Bill Creating Public Financing Program For Political Campaigns — And Will Fund It
White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested on domestic battery charges (WILL STORMY DANIELS BE IN THE MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE?)
Leading DC Forward?
A Rosslyn-Georgetown gondola would fill a real hole in our transportation system. Is it worth it?
Should DC welcome new people, or try to turn back the clock?
When America’s Basic Housing Unit Was a Bed, Not a House
DC could lose the Funk Parade, but there’s still hope (you can donate here)
How Public Schools Became a Battleground in the Trump Era
On the Russian Presidential Campaign Trail in Siberia Part Two: Putin, Grudinin, Titov and the Meaning of Life
Reaching out to voters with disabilities had profound impact in Conor Lamb’s victory.
‘Bloody Gina’ Should Not Lead the CIA
Why Democrats Should Worry About Conor Lamb’s Victory: Dems pick up a House seat in Pennsylvania – but is Lamb the start of a winning strategy or the establishment sidelining the Trump Resistance?
The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose
Why Film Critics Were Blind to The Big Lebowski’s Brilliance
Busting the Myth of ‘Welfare Makes People Lazy’
Donald Trump Is the New George W. Bush: The rehabilitation of the worst Bush-era offenders underscores that Trump represents a continuity—not a break—with the past.

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