Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars Agence France Presse
Resistance to Common Germs Poses a Hurdle to New Gene Therapies Scientific American
Crypto fiat coin confusion Izabella Kaminska, FT
Facebook Is Deprioritizing Our Stories. Good. Vice. “I hope that I nor any other journalist will have to care for one second longer about Facebook’s news feed.”
Chinese doctor under investigation after asking patient for more money during operation South China Morning Post. From The Department of Logical Extensions….
China’s War on Poverty Could Hurt the Poor Most Foreign Policy
Trump’s vile new low The Week
Fire, fury and the real trouble with Trump FT. On Levitsky and Ziblatt’s How Democracies Die.
Trump Exceptionalism Will Kill Every Last One Of Your Brain Cells Current Affairs. A contrasting view of Levitsky and Ziblatt.
Trump in ‘excellent health,’ White House doctor says after exam Reuters. A physical.
How Republicans Plan to Revive a Once-Reviled Practice The Atlantic. Earmarks.
Democrats in Disarray
How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required) Politico. “To the extent that the Democratic Party has helped in its own revival—and in transforming Alaska from deep red to a blue-ish purple—it was in part by getting out of the way.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Flying Domestic May Get Harder Thanks to Driver’s License Law Bloomberg. I thought internal passport controls were for, say, Tsarist Russia.
These last two days:
Right. If you combine today's news with yesterday's, the bipartisan commentary amounts to: "Trump is a racist, corrupt, mentally unfit degenerate, and it's imperative we give him the power to spy on Americans without any meaningful checks or safeguards." https://t.co/jkrKjNFJ4o
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 12, 2018
2016 Post Mortem
The health care industry’s bubble Axios. Important.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Tyranny of Merit The American Conservative. From 2012, still germane.
Website? Century-old French newspaper seeks new Linotype instead Agence France Presse
Antidote du jour (via):
''Dad rescued a hummingbird that had gotten caught in a spider web.'' by Dogs-Keep-Me-Going via reddit pic.twitter.com/Q6GqtZgrAJ
— Life on Earth (@planetepics) January 13, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.