Links 3/14/19

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Links for you. Science:

NIH queries on foreign ties rattle universities (potentially explosive)
She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.
Buffalo gave us spicy wings and the ‘book of life.’ Here’s why that’s undermining personalized medicine
What are the reasons we have for dropping the GRE?
Against Willpower

Other:

War Happens in Dark Places, Too
How Lobbying Has Changed in Donald Trump’s Washington
SXSWarren: A day later, Elizabeth Warren defends her Big Tech breakup proposal
NYT’s Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda
Footage Contradicts U.S. Claim That Nicolás Maduro Burned Aid Convoy
‘Court packing’ ideas get attention from Democrats
The Experts Keep Getting the Economy Wrong
Clean House to Survive? Museums Confront Their Crowded Basements
Spectacle and scandal as the business model
Jack Evans used to be a sure bet at election time, but a federal probe makes his political future uncertain
Medicare for All (the Perplexed)
How the U.S.-Russian Relationship Went Bad
‘A major player’: Sanders gets props from the Democratic establishment
1967 Map of Unbuilt D.C. Highways (D.C. was very fortunate to avoid many of these)
DC Fiscal Policy Institute Urges Mayor to Invest $200 Million In the Housing Production Trust Fund
D.C. Council Strikes Death Blow To Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
Get Off My Lawn
Adolph Reed’s 1996 assessment of Obama, shortly after the latter won his first Illinois state senate race (ouch)
Democratic wins in 2020 won’t change much if Mitch McConnell saves the filibuster
Our property tax system rewards neglect and punishes investment in struggling neighborhoods
On the death of my family’s dairy farm

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