Saturday, February 13, 2016

Presidents' Day Weekend Links

If you work at a bank, a school or a government office, you've got a three day weekend.  For the rest of us, there are two days to take in these stories:

The Gyms of Holmes County - SB Nation.  Even though this story generally follows girls basketball, Perry Reese, Jr. gets a shout out.  If you've never read the remembrance of Reese in Sports Illustrated, I highly recommend it.

The Wow Factor - ESPN the Magazine

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money and The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now) - A government subsidy for farmers twofer from The Salt.  And yes, the crop insurance article is pretty accurate.  We seem to get about 7 to 10 years' premiums back most times we have a major claim on crop insurance.

For $100 and Some Beer, This Student Spent Three Months Camping on a Dairy Farm - Modern Farmer

Organic honey is a sweet success for Cuba as other bee populations struggle - The Guardian

What Americans Used To Eat - Priceonomics

The Tragedy of the Woolly Mammoth: Does An Economic Problem Explain Their Extinction - Pacific Standard 

The chips are down for Moore's Law - Nature

In Aftermath of Terror Attacks, Tensions Rise in Idaho Over Refugee Workers - Wall Street Journal

Watch 1,400 Workers Lose Their Jobs At Once-Because Their Jobs Are Going To Mexico - Fast Company

Poverty in Charlotte: 'It Was Never OK' - Charlotte Magazine

How America Is Putting Itself Back Together - James Fallows.  Fallows is one of my favorites, and the American Futures series has been excellent.  This is the summary article.

New Hampshire is a fraud - Washington Post

Why Today's GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' - The Nation.  America would be a better place if it was.

Trump questions Cruz's faith - The Hill.  If Ted Cruz is an exemplary Christian: A. I don't want to be a Christian, and B. I may be a black man.

Don't Worry, the Porn Star Ted Cruz Used in an Ad Only Did Softcore Stuff - Esquire

The Facebook Primary - FiveThirtyEight. If Carson is #1, it is kind of meaningless, but interesting nonetheless.

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