Links 2/22/20

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Links for you. Science:

Rats will devour your car
Trump wants to slash Chesapeake Bay funding. Environmentalists hope Congress steps in again.
People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected From Schizophrenia
Even Brief Exposure To Solitary Confinement May Increase Risk Of Death After Prison
Mongooses Stink Less, Have Bigger Balls After Invading Islands

Other:

Michael Bloomberg and the Dangers of ‘Any Blue Will Do’ Politics
As demand spikes for medical equipment, this Texas manufacturer is caught in coronavirus’s supply chain panic (domestic supply chains matter; maybe the normative assumptions of ‘free traders’ aren’t always awesome…)
William Barr must go: Every member of Congress should be calling for the resignation of the attorney general.
From sunrise to sundown at Boston’s Fish Pier
This college was accredited by a DeVos-sanctioned group. We couldn’t find evidence of students or faculty.
China Wants Food. Brazil Pays the Price.
Is this any way to pick a president?
It Would Be God’s Own Joke If Britain Bungled Its Way to a 32-County Irish Republic
The real potential of the electric vehicle revolution (though the rentals are just toxic waste generators; owning is good though)
For Republicans in Trump’s cover-up it wasn’t about ‘heads on pikes,’ it was all about the money
A Mystery Pollster Conducted Phone Calls Floating A Potential Bloomberg-Bowser Ticket
Amusing and alarming article about William Barr from 1991, written by someone who was bullied by him in high school.
Mike Bloomberg isn’t the anti-Trump juggernaut he seems to be
State-federal task forces are out of control
Mayor Muriel Bowser Parroted Mike Bloomberg’s Misleading Defense of Stop and Frisk on CNN
The Case Against A ‘Medicare For All’ Litmus Test, Courtesy of Ocasio-Cortez
Ohio Republicans just showed that the Trump activity in Ukraine—demanding an investigation into an opponent—is a key part of their disinformation playbook.
Democratic Committee Deals Setback To Progressive Women (sometimes the ‘real Democrats’ are worse than those who don’t call themselves Democrats)
Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments
Class Carpetbagger
Biden Surrogate ‘Forced to Resign’ from Democratic Group Over Doctored Bernie Sanders Video
Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to ‘Normal’ After Trump
Today in sharing economy struggles: our app powered car rental lost cell service on the side of a mountain in rural California and now I live here I guess

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