Links 1/11/19

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Links for you. Science:

IQ is largely a pseudoscientific swindle
Contest models highlight inherent inefficiencies of scientific funding competitions
The Democratic Republic of Congo Just Shut Down the Internet Amid an Ebola Outbreak
U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data (this seems explosive, and not because of ‘data theft’, but because of potential misuse of NIH resources)
Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release

Other:

Ground Rules for Politics Nerds (excellent; must-read)
Could Expanding Employee Ownership Be the Next Big Economic Policy?
Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation
If Democrats Want To Win, They Need To Embrace The Power Of Rage (anger is the appropriate emotion)
Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship
PAYGO skirmish is the beginning of the fight Democrats need to have to get over deficit obsession
Joe Biden might be your favorite wisecracking uncle, but he’s not your Democratic savior for 2020
85% of Republicans Reject That Climate Change Is a Serious Problem That Requires Action
The region with by far the highest homicide tally is Latin America.
Bernie Sanders Isn’t Just Another White Male Candidate. His Nomination Would Be Historic.
Is Trump Fit to Serve as President? (no)
In 2019, Let’s Finally Retire ‘Electability’
‘Come On Down to the Rio Grande Valley. I’ll Show You Around.’ Would patrolling with the Border Patrol change your mind about the border?
Donald Trump Was Never Vetted
A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills
What Trump Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency
I-66 tolls turn 1-year-old. Are they working?
Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom (or anyone who doesn’t like lighting their own money on fire…)
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: The inside story of how, in just one year, Sandy the bartender became a lawmaker who triggers both parties
Lots Of Us Think Trump Is A Motherf**ker Who Should Be Impeached. Rashida Tlaib Just Said It Out Loud.

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