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President Trump’s First Term Is Nightmare Fuel

I know there are lots of people who are really unhappy with Clinton, but a Trump administration would be a complete nightmare (boldface mine): But signing executive orders starts the process, and Trump’s advisers are weighing several options for the … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/16

Links for you. Science: Is Florida About to Be Swamped With Capybara? At NIH, one woman says gender bias has blocked promotions Tom Wolfe’s magic combo move Taking On Chomsky (and Darwin) 23andMe has a problem when it comes to … Continue reading

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Disturbing, If True

I don’t think this Washington Post obituary headline came out the right way:

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Links 8/28/16

Links for you. Science: World’s oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history The Micro Monsters Beneath Your Beach Blanket It Seems the Cigarette Industry Helped Create the Type-A Personality Humanity’s first photos of Earth from the … Continue reading

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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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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 8/21/16

Links for you. Science: Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness (as usual, David Dobbs is worth the read) Obama administration to shift $81 million to fight Zika Nearly two decades of data reinforce concerns that pesticides are really bad … Continue reading

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