Here are some stories from the last few days that caught my eye:
Canadian Grief: Curling and Hockey Losses Are “Terrible, Terrible, Terrible” – WSJ and The Worst Tickets at the Winter Olympics – WSJ
The Doomsday L Train Shutdown Just Might Save NYC - Wired
Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate – The Salt
Refiner goes belly-up after big payouts to Carlyle Group - Reuters. Ted Cruz is blaming the Renewable Fuel Standard and RINs. I'm guessing Carlyle bled them more than the RFS.
Rainfall's natural variation hides climate change signal – Phys.org
Worst Roommate Ever - New York Magazine
A Well-Regulated Militia - Part 0 - Advice Unasked. A good explanation of the most poorly understood part of the Second Amendment. I think this will have to figure in any assault rifle ban that may come about.
'This is not normal': Glitches mar new tax law - Politico. Democrats will have to help these idiots fix these fuckups.
The Frat House of Representatives – Politico
Here are two bonus medical history stories I was talking about this weekend. I think I've posted each at one time or another, but they are both fascinating. How Moldy Hay And Sick Cows Led To A Lifesaving Drug - All Things Considered, and The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine - All Things Considered.
35 Minerals Absolutely Critical to U.S. Security - Visual Capitalist