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Marginal Versus Median Voters

In all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the election, one thing that has gone missing by some very smart people is that winning over median Trump voters is a waste of time: they are very unlikely to … Continue reading

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Links 11/25/16

Links for you. Science: How Physics Falls Apart If The EMdrive Works Science’s Minority Talent Pool Is Growing—but Draining Away Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study Other: 2009: The year the Democratic Party died (must-read) Prodigal Scum: Rightbloggers … Continue reading

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Links 11/23/16

Links for you. Science: Why Trump is bad for public health Across Texas, growing clusters of unvaccinated children How farming changed the dog Conservatives, liberals team up against animal research Other: You Can Keep Studying White Working Class Voters, But … Continue reading

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Links 11/19/16

Links for you. Science: Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery Congressional Panel That Writes Checks for Science Will Get New Chief Ebola Might Not Make Some People Sick, Study Finds With an Eye on Hunger, Scientists See Promise in Genetic … Continue reading

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Links 11/12/16

Links for you. Science: When It Comes to Success, Age Really Is Just a Number ‘Any idiot can do it.’ Genome editor CRISPR could put mutant mice in everyone’s reach NIH research project will upgrade ‘metagenomics’ system Genetic test costs … Continue reading

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Some Post-Election Thoughts

In no particular order: This is a disaster. For those who remember the Reagan era, every branch of government will be run by the 2016 versions of James Watt. Twenty years ago, when Republicans stymied Clinton and the Democrats, I … Continue reading

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They’ve Always Been Fantasists

One idea that has been circulating is that Trump’s accusations of voter fraud and rigged elections are novel, that there was a time when honorable Republicans didn’t do such things. Honorable Republicans like, let’s say, former Senate Majority Leader and … Continue reading

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