Links 5/17/18

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Links for you. Science:

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’
Ancient Roman concrete has lasted for centuries. Ours? Not so much.
The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans
Think chimpanzee beds are dirtier than human ones? Think again
On reviewing scientific work from known sexual harassers, retaliators, bigots and generalized jerks of science

Other:

Raise The Damn Minimum Wage (why professional Democrats suck at governing and policy in one pithy paragraph)
A Progressive Democrat Beat an Ex-Congressman in a Shocking Primary Victory. It Changes Everything. (weird how a progressive knocking off an establishment candidate doesn’t get the mainstream press)
The D.C. Metro Almost Had a Very Cool Abstract Map
‘Real’ Americans are a myth. Don’t you dare buy it.
A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem
Nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 dead Palestinians
Official Unemployment Is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12% (not good headline, but important point)
Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening
Why Democrats are suddenly fretting about the midterms
With fewer track problems, Metro says more rail trips are on time (though it’s worth noting that the acceptable range of times for my commute mysteriously increased this year from 17-24 minutes to 17-26 minutes…)
A small group just pushed through a historic district in my neighborhood. Here’s what happened.
Every Democrat Should Support Bernie Sanders’s New Labor Bill
Va. election officials assigned 26 voters to the wrong district. It might’ve cost Democrats a pivotal race. (it cost them the House)
A rational approach for schools to end gun violence
White Woman Calls Cops on Black Real Estate Investor Inspecting House Next Door (““The police, they were on my side,” he added. “I’m happy to be going home now. Finna go home and see my wife. I’m about to hug her, I’m about to see my son. Maybe see another day. Didn’t go to jail.””)
If Only People Had Listened To The Hippies
Community Colleges and how easy it is to make fun of someone else
Seattle without Amazon: Who cares? Let’s start planning
More Scandals Define DCPS ‘Reform’ Leadership

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