Links 7/4/19

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Happy Fourth of July! Let’s celebrate the decline of the Republic with some links. Science:

Monarch Butterflies Reared in Captivity Lack a Crucial Ability
NASA Reopens Apollo Mission Control Room That Once Landed Men on Moon
The Pentagon’s Outsized Part in the Climate Fight
The looming health crisis for migrant children
The Sack Of Washington: Emails show long-time corporate mercenaries on the march at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Other:

Democrats have been discussing the same ideas on guns for 25 years. It’s time to change that. (excellent)
There’s a Generational Shift in the Debate Over Busing (I don’t think this is right. The reality is that, in many cities (not all!), many of the white people who remain aren’t inherently afraid of/repulsed by black people and already live with with city-wide lottery systems that make it likely their kids will have to ride the bus. Their kids are already ‘bussed’).
Why Joe Biden’s history on busing matters
It’s Coming From Inside the House
Indian diplomat likens Ivanka Trump to ‘half-wit Saudi prince’ ahead of summit where she will lead US delegation
Agents feared riots, armed themselves because of dire conditions at migrant facility, DHS report says
Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?
Can the Democrats Win Back Farm Country?
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
No, Russian Twitter trolls didn’t demonstrably push Trump’s poll numbers higher
Kendall Square businesses, citing a ‘state of emergency,’ demand revenue to fix the T
For America’s Uniformed Public Health Service, Existential Questions Abound
Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala
If The Democratic Primary Field Was a University History Department
Why calling Bernie Sanders a ‘radical’ is nonsense
If Only There Was Some Means Of Communicating Your Brilliant Plan
How housing density can help keep cities cooler
The Moochers of Middle America
Canceling all college debt will make us smarter and richer
The Road to Abortion Is Paved With Bad Bus Routes
Conservatives are desperate to absolve the 1 percent
End the Border Patrol

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