Link Round Up, April 7, 2018

What costs the U.S. Treasury $250B a year in lost revenue and is also a subsidy? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/health/health-insurance-tax-deduction.html Which states stand to lose the most federal funding if people skip the U.S. Census? Are Visa holders at greater risk by using social media? https://www.propublica.org/article/extreme-digital-vetting-of-visitors-to-the-u-s-moves-forward-under-a-new-name How much do you really know where …

Women Rise Up as a Powerful Political Force in 2018 Mid-Term Elections

“Men should be glad women want equality, not revenge.”  (alexandra@thegr8ethan, March 28, 2018) Progressive women streamed out of their comfort zones on January 21, 2017, taking to the streets by hundreds of thousands to express their shock from the 2016 election and their need to stand up for equal rights …

A sad search for conservative content at The Atlantic

If you have to give the right a forum, do it honestly. Pick figures like Ben Shapiro, Kurt Schlichter or Chuck Johnson, honest trolls with a significant following who dare to own the Republican agenda in all its white nationalist paranoia. They’ll stink up your magazine with falsehoods, slander and bigotry, but at least your audience will be seeing authentic conservative narratives, and understanding their enemy.

Link Roundup 3/24/2018

From the Washington Post:  Smarter, targeted emergency relief planning http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/governmentofjapan/emergency-relief-assistance-provided-by-japan-disaster-relief-team/ From NPR.org:  America’s jail system is broken. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/593204274/alabama-sheriff-legally-took-750-000-meant-to-feed-inmates-bought-beach-house From the New York Times:   Tax Credit Vouchers for private schools – A good idea that’s been corrupted? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/upshot/arizona-shows-what-can-go-wrong-with-tax-credit-vouchers.html From Statnews.com:  Digital Therapeutics – Software as prescriptions. https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/13/digital-health-pharma/? From The New Republic:  …

Waiting for Disaster, America’s Neglected Infrastructure

The tragedy in Miami Beach involved failure of new bridge construction.  However, America is filled with bridges, elevated roadways, tunnels, airports, pipelines, water systems, electric grids, dams, sewer, gas lines, and levees that are perilously close to being the next disaster.  2009 was the last time Congress appropriated significant funds …