Links 11/29/19

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Links for you. Science:

Koalas aren’t functionally extinct, but they need our help
How Juul Hooked a Generation on Nicotine (this is a public health catastrophe)
Scientists Are Just Beginning to Understand Mysterious DNA Circles Common in Cancer Cells
Search warrant overrides 1M users’ choice not to share DNA with cops
The weather is big business, and it’s veering toward a collision with the federal government

Other:

Democrats Won Virginia by Investing in People of Color. Strategic organizing helped turned this red state blue—but is the national party willing to learn from its example?
Governor Charlie Baker says he doesn’t need to ride the T. He’s wrong (worth noting that the Boston Globe didn’t run pieces like this, until their employees start using mass transit in significant numbers)
Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate
Elizabeth Warren’s Rhetoric On ‘Medicare For All’ Is Fuzzy, But Her Logic Isn’t
How One Town Developed a New Way to Police
Barcelona Is Taking Radical Steps To Ban Cars. Here’s Why.
In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws
Epic traffic afflicts the region as our political leaders remain stuck in place
We’re hooked on cars, despite the gridlock. Only powerful incentives will change that, but major employers make it too easy to drive.
The get-it-now age of Uber and Amazon has delivered something unexpected to Boston’s doorstep — new traffic that worsens our soul-crushing snarl.
Are transit-oriented developments the answer to the affordable housing shortage?
Leaked documents reveal how China’s mass detention camps work
When a deep red town’s only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don’t call it ‘socialism.’
Trump’s weird hand-scrawled denial today sounds like a Ramones song.
Rep. Alcee Hastings, who faces House ethics probe, paid his girlfriend more than his chief of staff
Former GOP Congressional Primary candidate Paul Nehlen is posting pictures of animals he’s killed, pretending they’re Jews and naming them after specific leftist activists.
Milwaukee city workers moved out in droves after the residency rule ended. It was a boon for the suburbs.
Trump Got His Wall After All
Do you all want to see a personal story about how Michael Bloomberg’s political/philanthropic giving exerts influence over liberal Democratic institutions?
Montgomery County’s leader prefers magical thinking to action on affordable housing
What New Research Shows About Ride-Hail Racism

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