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Link Roundup: September 10, 2016


Because I love you all so much, I brought you a new set of links.


  * [The uncounted]( -- A detailed expose of a hidden epidemic: patients dying of drug-resistant infections, then having their deaths blamed on other factors to avoid properly counting the number of such infectious deaths.
  * [Workplace wellness programs are a sham]( -- Somehow, this doesn't surprise me.

Social Justice

  * [Showdown over oil pipeline becomes a national movement for Native Americans]( -- This is a story that has developed very quickly, going from obscurity to the mainstream in the space of about a week. To be clear: dogs are being turned on peaceful demonstrators who are protesting a pipeline whose necessity is highly doubtful.
  * [Gamergate leader arrested on 2 felony counts of assaulting a police officer]( -- The owner of the Ralph Retort--one of the biggest promoters of online harassment--is facing serious charges.


  * [Behind closed doors, Donald Trump's adviser explains his real economic plan]( -- Forget Trump not having a plan, his _actual_ plan is a disgrace: a massive contraction of government agencies and an almost total destruction of welfare programs for the most vulnerable Americans. Curious how his plan, as an "outsider," manages to resemble a Tea Party wet dream.
  * [Trump's history of corruption is mind-boggling. So why is Clinton supposedly the corrupt one?]( -- Why, indeed.
  * [14 excerpts from the FBI's report on Hillary Clinton's email]( -- Kevin Drum actually read the report and is here to show you how much of a nothingburger it really is.
  * [Hillary Clinton gets gored]( -- Paul Krugman points out that the excessive scrutiny toward Democratic candidates is nothing new, citing George W. Bush's unchallenged, bald-faced lies in comparison to Al Gore's endless trashing for being "stiff" and for (false) claims that he invented the Internet. There's a clear double-standard here, as if Democrats are expected to always be the adults in the room, while Republicans are expected to shrug and lie and get a pass for it.


  * [Meet the parents who won't let their children study literature]( -- Disparagement of the liberal arts really is a tragedy. There is so much to learn from the arts and humanities. Not everything has to be science and engineering.
  * [ITT Technical Institutes shuts down after 50 years in operation]( -- The writing is on the wall for for-profit schools that don't produce viable career paths for their graduates.