Links 4/13/19

Links for you. Science:

Scientists decry USDA’s decision to end cat parasite research
Can Intelligence Predict Income?
Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.
The Disturbing Walrus Scene in Our Planet
Most antibiotics in the clinic actually come from bacteria-produced compounds.


The Case For Free College
The Final Battle in Big Tech’s War to Dominate Your World
Cars Are Weird
What Happened When Pete Buttigieg Tore Down Houses In Black And Latino South Bend
Do Cultural Plans Really Help Cities Save Their Art and Music Scenes? (the ‘hidden’ title focuses on D.C.)
You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead.
To Escape Court Oversight, D.C.’s Child Welfare System Is Cutting Corners: The consequences for children and its employees have been devastating. (infuriating, must-read)
Democrats Better Wise Up and Serve Taxpayers, Not TurboTax
The Ongoing Libyan Catastrophe
Not One Single Democrat Should Get Behind the Worst Idea in American Politics (some history: Joe Biden supported this amendment in 1999, and he was widely viewed as ‘liberal’; this is why this life-long Democrat has trust issues with the party leadership)
The Democratic Filibuster Fallacy
Here’s the Law That Requires Mnuchin to Turn Over Trump’s Taxes, or Lose His Office and Go to Prison
Where Are All the Bugs Going and What Can I Do About It?
Trump’s sister quietly retired in February, and it’s actually a really big deal
In The D.C. Region, Some Residents Complain About Too Many Banks — While Others Have Few
Warren’s Antitrust Proposal: Should We Break Up Big Tech, or Just Regulate It Better?
The Politics of UFOs
If you’re bothered by Bernie’s millionaire status, vote for him
‘Liz Was a Diehard Conservative’

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