Links 7/6/19

Links for you. Science:

Officials Warn of Wasp ‘Super Nests’ in Alabama
A 3500-year-old leaf from a Pharaonic tomb reveals that New Kingdom Egyptians were cultivating domesticated watermelon
The US opioid epidemic is driving a spike in infectious diseases
Drugged, Castrated, Eager to Mate: the Lives of Fungi-Infected Cicadas
FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump


Politics Is Changing; Why Aren’t the Pundits Who Cover It? The Donny Deutsch problem in media.
What Did the Vice President Know, and When Did He Know It?
RNC Giving Out Tickets To Trump’s Hijacked Fourth Of July Celebration
The Shame of Our Border Cruelty (“Thinking about whether middle America is ready for a more welcoming immigration policy while state-sponsored torture is occurring would be like wondering about the political practicalities of busing while the bodies of the three civil rights workers in Mississippi during Freedom Summer were exhumed…”)
Trump’s hijacking of the Fourth of July just got a lot uglier
How the federal government accommodates Trump’s personal corruption
The debate about busing is really a debate about Brown v. Board of Ed but it’s hard to talk about that honestly because Brown is a decision everyone loves but only in the abstract. (it’s essentially a debate about integration)
So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend
The System Is Working Perfectly
Another Dead Cyclist In The City
Don’t Take Advice From People Who Hate You
Sen. Bernie Sanders Delivers Keynote at Black Press Event, Labels Trump “Racist and Worst President in History”
Universities Are Economic And Knowledge Engines – A Proposed 41% Cut In Alaska Is Scary
Chinatown has worst air quality in Massachusetts, report says
What the 2019 Trustees’ Report Shows About Social Security
University of Alaska president: Dunleavy veto is unprecedented and ‘devastating’
July 4, 1970, Was Politicized in DC. And Things Got Crazy
Bobo Has Recorded In Denmark
Oh, to Be Ivanka!

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1 Response to Links 7/6/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    ***Drugged, Castrated, Eager to Mate: the Lives of Fungi-Infected Cicadas”***

    Not all of us pay money to the Neocon York Times, and reading the first few sentences isn’t exactly enlightening.

    The NYT prints this ‘science’ story about a virus hijacking a bug’s brain to cause the insect to become a slave of the virus. In 2019 only the biological aspects of this are allowed to be discussed. Connecting such parasitism to the takeover of more extended “brains” like the US Congress could actually get a person prosecuted in some jurisdictions. It most certainly forced me to stop commenting at a well-known blog when the owner made an incoherent rant about my incivility to people who steal and murder, not to mention others who facilitate those practices.

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