Links 12/14/18

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Links for you. Science:

The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
Four small cities may have played an outsize role in spreading deadly flu
What humpback whales can teach us about alien languages
Want to Name a New Frog? A Whiskered Mouse? An Orchid? Be the Highest Bidder
Why we miss the wasps

Other:

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election
What’s Really Happening to Retail?
Why this progressive Texan can’t get excited about Beto O’Rourke
Good Riddance to the Weekly Standard
How Trump Fuels the Fascist Right
Wow I Really Miss The Good Old Days Of The Peak Of The HIV Epidemic And An Indifferent/Hostile Government Response
Don’t condemn white nationalists, Veterans Affairs’ diversity chief was told after Charlottesville, emails show
The Reason Many Ultrarich People Aren’t Satisfied With Their Wealth
The Smithsonian Castle needs a major renovation, but the popular museums keep getting the cash
Ross Douthat’s “Why We Miss The WASPs” column is truly remarkable because it is both utter, racist garbage and is also probably the closest I’ve seen a conservative get to vocalizing their actual worldview while also explaining what’s wrong with this country.
Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials.
FAIR HOUSING WHACKED: TUFTS STUDENTS FIGHT ADMIN PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH “CLASSIST” DORM SYSTEM
Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills — And Ballots
What ads in the New Yorker magazine tell us about the American oligarchy
George Herbert Walker Bush and the myth of the ‘good’ Gulf War
Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina
Democrats have a big opportunity to deal Trump a crushing blow

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