Links 8/1/18

Links for you. Science:

Antibiotic-resistant infections appeared after surgery. Were they transmitted by leeches? (note the role of enrofloxacin, an agricultural quinolone)
Caves all the way down: Do psychedelics give access to a universal, mystical experience of reality, or is that just a culture-bound illusion?
These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent
The federal government is systematically undercounting heroin users
West Nile virus found in Riverdale Park mosquitoes, officials say


The Left Should Commandeer Red State Democratic Parties
Why Public Libraries Are Amazing
We knew who Trump was
The Trump–Cohen tape: Advanced knowledge, dirty cash, and a conspiracy to deceive
America’s heart of darkness
Trump’s Base Is Probably Smaller Than We Think
A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse
What’s Behind a Pitch for the Little-Guy Investor? Big Money Interests
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow: Inside the growth of Goop — the most controversial brand in the wellness industry
Just Stop Worrying And Embrace The Left
2020 Democrats Band Together to Call for Puerto Rico Debt Cancellation
No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries
Lounge in Them. Dash Through Them. But Don’t Call Them Parks.
SNAP Benefits At Farmers Markets Imperiled For 120,000 D.C. Residents
Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires
Which D.C. monuments are the most effective? I mingled with the crowds to find out.

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