Here are the latest stories I found interesting:
What the Spending Bill Could Mean for Minor-League Baseball Players – The New Yorker
How Loyola used information and skill -- not luck -- to reach the Final Four – ESPN
Blackhawks Play 36-Year-Old Local Accountant As Emergency Goalie - Deadspin
Flint investigator says greed and fraud led to drinking water crisis – Detroit Free Press. I'm guessing the state attorney general (who is running for governor) won't find the wrongdoing on the state level that I think probably occurred.
A Prefabricated Tragedy - Slate. A bit simplistic in parts, but it makes some interesting points.
The best federal agency you've never heard of: It helps manufacturers and now Trump wants to kill it - Philadelphia Inquirer
The robots are killing Tesla – Business Insider. That's not all that's killing it, but the piece makes some very interesting points about automation.
New Ecological Economics: Superorganism and Ultrasociality-How the agricultural revolution changed the trajectory of our social and economic evolution - Evonomics
The End of Winter - The New Yorker
More Than 75 Percent of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Major Report Finds – Motherboard
Chicago's Awful Divide - The Atlantic
Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics – The New Yorker. I hate this man with the energy of a thousand suns.
The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights – The New Republic
Republicans Promised to Cut the Deficit. It’s Only Getting Worse – Bloomberg. Continuing a nearly 40 year tradition. There are some great charts about how "welfare reform" isn't going to close the deficit.