Links 12/21/18

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Links for you. Science:

Trump administration has quietly barred NIH scientists from acquiring fetal tissue
Devoted Dads of the Amphibian World
Bulldozers to soon plow through National Butterfly Center for Trump’s border wall
What’s holding pharma back from the next antibiotic breakthrough?
‘It’s very easy to save a species’: how Carl Jones rescued more endangered animals than anyone else

Other:

The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian
A college kid running for 13th Ward alderman gets a lesson in the Chicago Way
The political tribalism of Andrew Sullivan (when personally attacked, Klein fights for yooouuuu! back)
Slave Bible from the 1800s omitted key passages that could incite rebellion
LinkedIn co-founder backs $35 million voter data project in ‘existential threat’ to Democratic Party (this could be good or bad; not sure)
The Ten Worst 21st-Century Buildings in Downtown Denver
How the IRS Was Gutted
Safety Officials to Cities: Stop Buying Such Huge Trucks
Douthat’s Mendacious Meritocracy Myth
Is the Blogger “Mr. Cranky” Out to Save DC’s Tech Industry—Or Destroy It?
The BETO Backlash Is Causing Some Democrats Whiplash
In a win for Democrats, farm bill compromise that does not punish hungry people ready for passage
Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor
America’s favorite porn stars are either inactive or dead
The Democrats’ Best Response to Republican Power Grabs
The Squishiest, Sweetest Sleep

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