Links 12/16/18

Links for you. Science:

The selective fashion of going extinct – do we only protect the beautiful?
‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa
Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected
Who missed the chance to stop the CRISPR babies scientist? Look in the mirror
An Ancient Case of the Plague Could Rewrite History


How big countries really are
Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change
Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half
Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom
Why voters should mark ballots by hand
The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You
What the largest sex-furniture manufacturer in the US can teach America about trade
Wilson Building display of political cartoonist’s work shows long history of voting rights struggle
Harvard’s Bipartisan Congressional Orientation Under Fire For Being Too Corporate
The Hardest Glass Ceiling in Politics
Dollar stores are now feeding more Americans than Whole Foods is – even though most dollar stores have no fresh food, only a limited selection of packaged items.
The Left Thinks a ‘Green New Deal’ Could Save Earth and Destroy the GOP
VA secretary praised Confederate president as a “martyr to ‘The Lost Cause'” in 1995 speech
What is The Base? It’s a “balk-right” network of white separatist paramilitaries hoping to balkanize the United States and divide it up into a series of white ethnostates.
The case against ‘Latinx’
Republicans Against Democracy
They Called Her “the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers”
The Costs of the Confederacy
The Smithsonian Castle needs a major renovation, but the popular museums keep getting the cash

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