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So Much For Intersectionality

Throughout the Democratic primary, we heard a lot about intersectionality. While I’m sure some of the talk was sincere, much of it always seemed like a way to deemphasize and delegitimize a left-leaning economic agenda (much as the insistence that … Continue reading

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Links 8/26/16

Links for you. Science: To Fight Zika Beyond Florida We Need Better Sex Education This Florida Community May Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika and Dengue Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature (nothing bioinformaticians haven’t known … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is A Pig

What I don’t get about Il Trumpe isn’t that he, to put it kindly, is retrograde: he is the Republican nominee after all. It’s that he’s such a flaming asshole (boldface mine): Machado was crowned Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe … Continue reading

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Links 8/25/16

Links for you. Science: Viruses ‘more dangerous in the morning’ Reference sequence (RefSeq) database at NCBI: current status, taxonomic expansion, and functional annotation. Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America’s largest city vanish? (over-regulation manifested in … Continue reading

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Hepcat

Observed on U Street NW, between 14th and 15th, Shaw, D.C.:

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The Congressional Retirement Plan™ Meets The TPP

Long before the cool kids were doing it, I described the de facto Congressional Retirement Plan™ (boldface added): …it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a public option were based solely on the electoral calculus of … Continue reading

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Links 8/24/16

Links for you. Science: Something new in the chill, salt air: Hope. New England’s embattled fishermen want to believe it is a portent: To the north, in the waters off Newfoundland, the cod are coming back at last, bringing with … Continue reading

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