I still don't think I can write a well-thought-out political piece right now (although most readers would probably say there is no evidence I've ever been able to), but I've collected a number of good story links:
Groundhogs totally deserve their own day (even if they can’t predict the weather) - Washington Post
The Basketball Team That Never Takes a Bad Shot
– Wall Street Journal
Basketball's Other 3-Point Revolution - FiveThirtyEight
In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’ - New York Times
The Health Battle Behind A2 Milk - The Atlantic
Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store - The Salt
Water Quality– Iowa Case Resolves One Issue, Clean Water Act Permitting Issue Remains Open - Farm Policy News
America's Great Divergence and Red State, Blue City - The Atlantic.
Robots Over Roughnecks: Next Drilling Boom Might Not Add Many Jobs – OilPrice
Here's One Way Trump’s Team Could Manipulate Government Data - Slate
Troubled Waters: A Coalfield County Loses Trust in Water and Government - Ohio Valley Resource
Peter’s Choice – Mother Jones
Wilbur Ross and the Era of Billionaire Rule – Bloomberg
100 years ago, Americans talked about Catholics the way they talk about Muslims today - Vox and To my Jewish, Irish, Asian and Italian friends - The Reformed Broker
The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence - Rolling Stone
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump’s Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas – Lawfare. The first four words will probably define the Trump administration's legacy.
It Can Happen Here – Dollars & Sense
Rural counties’ economies depend on different industries - USDA ERS
Thursday, February 2, 2017
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GOES-16: Moon over Planet Earth
Launched last November 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
the satellite now known as
GOES-16 can now
observe planet Earth from a
22,300 miles above the equator.
Its Advanced Baseline Imager captured this contrasting view of Earth and
a gibbous Moon on January 15.
The stark and airless Moon is not really the focus of GOES-16, though.
Capable of providing a high resolution full disk image of Earth
every 15 minutes in 16 spectral channels,
the new generation satellite's instrumentation is geared to
provide sharper, more detailed
of Earth's dynamic weather systems
and enable more accurate weather forecasting.
Like previous GOES weather satellites, GOES-16 will use the moon
over our fair planet as a calibration target.
Image Credit: NOAA, NASA
Image Credit: NOAA, NASA
10 days in, and George W. Bush is looking like Lincoln. I don't think I can take this. Opening up Facebook makes me want to throw my computer out the window and then run it over with my car. I may have to spend the next four years keeping a safe distance from the rest of humanity.