Links 2/3/19

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Links for you. Science:

Junk Science or the Real Thing? ‘Inference’ Publishes Both.
Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.
Dangerous Cold Snaps Feel Even Worse Because They’re Now So Rare
The Naked Mole-Rat Babies Survived The Shutdown And The Queen Is Ready For More
Monarch butterfly populations are on the rise

Other:

Is Lewis D. Ferebee the leader to close D.C.’s achievement gap? His time in the Midwest may provide clues.
One in Four DC Homes Listed For Above $1 Million
An Obscure White House Staffer’s Jaw-Dropping Trump Tell-All (they’re all so sleazy, including the tell-all author)
Vital Economic Data Was Likely Lost During the Shutdown – Here’s Why It Matters to All Americans
There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations
Sickouts and Strike Threats Stopped the Government Shutdown
Trump Is Destroying His Own Case for a National Emergency
It’s time to throw away car ownership as a mark of prosperity
How to Suck at Business Without Really Trying
The brief life of blogging: Golden age of blogs was both exhilarating and exhausting
The End of the Awl and the Vanishing of Freedom and Fun from the Internet
Howard Schultz may go away once he realizes that nobody wants him. Or maybe not: with great wealth comes great ego, plus people who will feed it. But let’s treat this as a teachable moment about what centrism means in America today.
Howard Schultz’s interview on NPR this morning revealed his candidacy to be, incredibly, even dumber than what it seemed so far.
This D.C. corridor has flourished. A boxing gym for its youth is battling for its life.
Why did a D.C. Council member put the kibosh on a much-needed project?
So Far, 30 Freshmen in the 116th Congress Support Statehood
D.C. area Congress members ask for official study on helicopter noise, citing shaking homes

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1 Response to Links 2/3/19

  1. John Magoun says:

    Please stop linking to Twitter ‘long-form’ tweets. It only encourages them.
    What I mean is, it’s exhausting to try to read something in that format. It’s like reading a novel written on index cards. Paul Krugman for God’s sake writes cogent short and popular pieces for the NY Times that are an embarrassment to in-depth discourse, but now, according to your link, he somehow feels he has to use Twitter to reach “readers” who can’t even be bothered to hack through eight hundred words on one screen. There is still a place for long-form essays in this brave new world, isn’t there? Twitter just can’t be the be-all and end-all of social media. Or if it is, I for one want nothing to do with it.

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