Links 11/15/19

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Links for you. Science:

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
From symbiont to parasite: the evolution of for-profit science publishing
This lead is killing us
Many imperial Romans had roots in the Middle East, genetic history shows
How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Other:

Virginia’s new blue wave: A portrait of things to come — or things left undone? (excellent)
Facebook Is Making Millions Off A Nationwide Gun Permit Scam
Throwing the Base Under the Bus—and Other Deep Thoughts From NYT
Portugal Solved Its Drug Crisis. Why Can’t America Do The Same?
For State Department workers, dissenters are reason for a rallying cry
D.C. lawmaker Jack Evans owned bank stock while pushing bill favored by bank
Rethinking ‘resilience’ and ‘grit’
How Latinos saved American cities
What happened after a young Trump voter in Michigan transformed into a vegan AOC fan
And the grift goes on: Scott Brown and New England Law
D.C.’s Vacant Stadium Dilemma
Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling – from supporters
A Distracted White House Lets China’s Expansion Go Unchecked
Some Thoughts on Describing the President’s Crimes
If Corporations Are Being Run to Maximize Returns to Shareholders, Why are Returns So Low?
When is a ‘quid pro quo’ not a quid pro quo?
Hush Contracts Corrupt Everyone Who Signs Them
A Plea From 33 Writers: Words Matter. Stop Using ‘Quid Pro Quo.’
The @AppleCard is such a fucking sexist program. My wife and I filed joint tax returns, live in a community-property state, and have been married for a long time. Yet Apple’s black box algorithm thinks I deserve 20x the credit limit she does
WaPost Produces Regional News, Not Local Journalism
Who is Rudy Giuliani’s friend “Charles”? An accidental text may have outed his identity
Sudden Change in DC Medicaid Has Left Patients Without Addiction Treatment Medicine: DC Medicaid is making patients go a day or two without Suboxone, reportedly due to a system error. The consequences could be deadly.

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