Here are some stories to start the year out on:
Jack Johnson, still unforgivable? - The Undefeated
Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins - The Salt
Where the Beers Are:A Regional Guide to U.S. Craft Beers - Wall Street Journal
Rogue One: an 'Engineering Ethics' Story - SciFi Policy and Architects and Engineers Shove a Light Saber Through the Death Star's Bad Design - Wired, along with a speculation on real-life ethics and scientific research, The Private Heisenberg and the Absent Bomb - New York Review of Books
A Bigger Problem Than ISIS? - The New Yorker. On the potentially imminent failure of the Mosul Dam.
The Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion and the O-Ring - Priceonomics
Meet Henry Orenstein, The Man Who Changed How The World Plays - Newsweek (h/t my former boss). Unbelievable life story.
Fuck Work - Aeon.
Holy Wars - Boston Review
The Ad That Moved People the Most: Bernie Sanders's 'America' - The Upshot
What History Has to Say About the Economy Trump Will Inherit - Bloomberg
America's electoral college and the popular vote - The Economist.