Links 11/18/19

Links for you. Science:

As SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Scientists See Threat to ‘Astronomy Itself’
Ultra-Black Is the New Black
Huge study documents gender gap in chemistry publishing
E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules (unlike the rest of the Trump administration, the EPA minions are evil and smart)
Bringing the world’s wetlands back from the dead


Deval Patrick, Foreclosure Mogul
Revenge of the Quants (important)
Chuck Schumer Has an Important Choice to Make on Regulatory Personnel
Hard evidence that Stephen Miller is a white nationalist — and why that isn’t “old news”
The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope (Camus-style existentialism lives…)
The 16-inch MacBook Pro
Could you live on $10 Billion? That’s the question “radical” Democratic plans ask.
People are calling an Omaha boulder a “hero” for taking out SUVs. This also has a deadly serious message.
Why is American internet access so much more expensive than the rest of the world?
D.C. Is Rapidly Gentrifying and the Fate of its Affordable Housing Hangs in the Balance
The First Magistrate in Foreign Pay
With Rent Control Likely To Stay In D.C., Tenant Advocates Urge Stronger Legal Protections
An Important Impeachment Memo Has Vanished From a Senate Web Server
4 things to know about EagleBank’s role in the latest Jack Evans report
Under Pressure From Left, New Jersey Democrats Back Off Vote to Gut Minimum Wage Law
The Tropical Conclave Where Politicians and Lobbyists Go to Make Deals
Trump and His Party of Pollution
Metro Still Isn’t Ticketing Fare Evaders In D.C. Amid Ongoing Clash With City Lawmakers (good intentions, typical, piss-poor governance)
He Predicted Both Trump’s Election and Impeachment. What Else Does He Know?
D.C. lawmaker Jack Evans sought stock in sign company after acknowledging potential conflict of interest, report says
Six years ago, the Toronto Police Service effectively gave up on traffic enforcement because it didn’t get all of its annual budget increase. That’s why we’ve had an additional 20,000 accidents a year in this city.

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