Links 2/21/20

Links for you. Science:

Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects
Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why
Fluctuating funding and flagging interest hurt coronavirus research, leaving crucial knowledge gaps
Cancel Earthworms: The “crazy worms” remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either.


The Modern GOP Is Built on Lies: In some ways Trump is more truthful than previous Republican presidents. (important)
The GOP used a Two Santa Clauses tactic to con America for nearly 40 years (excellent)
How Can Warren Win? By Attacking Bloomberg.
Trump allies take aim at Buttigieg’s sexuality, a possible sign of things to come
Medicare-for-all isn’t what’s holding Elizabeth Warren back. Here’s what is.
Appalachia Gets Special Funding. The Black Rural South Deserves It Too.
He’s Better Than Trump!@!!@&^*$^#
Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers
What the Heck Happened to Surprise Billing Legislation? (Or, It’s Never Too Late for the Lobbyists to Win)
Dwyane Wade’s Love for His Daughter Is an Act of Resistance
Iowa Wasn’t a Technology Failure. It Was a Failure of Democratic Values. (related thoughts here)
For those who need more context about how devastatingly racist #stopandfrisk was and why no Black or brown people should support Mike Bloomberg, I’ll tell a personal story.
Was Putin Inevitable? How policy blunders under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush helped bring about a post-communist Russia hostile to democracy, free markets, and the West
Democrats Support Medicare for All
A Republican Plutocrat Tries To Buy The Democratic Nomination (you don’t have to be a socialist to get this)
Trump’s budget asks for $1.5 billion over 10 years to prop up uranium mining industry
Trevor Noah on Mike Bloomberg
Bloomberg in 2013: Civil libertarians and teachers union are like NRA ‘extremists’ (‘electable’)
Cost Cutting Algorithms Are Making Your Job Search a Living Hell
Is Patriarchy Too Big to Fail?
Seattle Council Just Passed America’s First Ban on Winter Evictions

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