Links 1/3/20

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Links for you. Science:

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, and IQ
Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming
Endangered Brown Bat May Become DC’s Official ‘State’ Mammal
Trump’s NSF pick reflects close links between agency and White House
UNDAUNTED: Anna Jane Joyner has worked to draw religious communities into the climate movement. Now she’s taking the cause to Hollywood.

Other:

The Legacy of Destructive Austerity: The deficit obsession of 2010-2015 did permanent damage. (though ignores the first part of cutting taxes to create the ‘crisis’)
Trump is openly calling for his trial to be as corrupt as possible
Inside China’s Push to Turn Muslim Minorities Into an Army of Workers
The Seeds of Theocratic Authoritarianism Are Being Planted (oh, they’ve definitely sprouted)
White Extremism Faces a Subversive Foe Online: Google Ads
2019, the year the press tried—and failed—to stand up to Trump
As Tens of Thousands Died, F.D.A. Failed to Police Opioids (I’ve made this point before, but this happened entirely on Obama’s watch)
The World Is on Fire Heading Into a New Decade. Happy New Year.
Learning To Code
This Is What the Deep State Actually Looks Like
I study liars. I’ve never seen one like Donald Trump.
HOW NOT TO FIX THE PRIMARIES
Speaking Wingnut
We ventured into the Medicare Part D drug plan forest — and got lost
The Frankfurt Kitchen Changed How We Cook—and Live
The Rust Belt Didn’t Have to Happen
The history and economics of hardscaping
DC’s RF-1 zoning is a good example of how duplex versus single-family zoning is an essential step, but not enough, to make infill housing feasible on a significant scale.
Trump Is Forever
Why time management is ruining our lives
Republicans are still trying to steal your health insurance

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