Episode 183 – News for January 26, 2017

DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE – Burying your head in the sand

NEWS

The Trump Administration’s “Alternative Facts”
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/president-trump-inauguration-crowd-white-house.html

Trump has tried to silence the EPA, government employees, and other agencies.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/24/for-a-few-hours-badlands-national-parks-was-bad-to-the-bone-in-defiance-of-trump/

DeVos’s Confirmation Delayed
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/betsy-devos-confirmation-hearing-bernie-sanders-al-franken-real-bad
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/20/the-ethics-review-for-trumps-education-pick-betsy-devos-is-complete-clearing-the-way-for-a-confirmation-vote/

West Virginia school district sued over indoctrination classes
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/19/atheists-sue-west-virginia-school-district-over-75-year-old-bible-indoctrination-classes/

Texas legislator’s abortion ban bill is to make women more responsible
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/texas-lawmaker-hopes-bill-punishing-women-for-abortion-will-make-women-more-personally-responsible/

Lobbying for a good cause
http://www.pfaw.org/
https://www.aclu.org/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Lobbying for Atheism
https://ffrf.org/
https://www.au.org/
https://americanhumanist.org/

Women’s March
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/one-million-marchers-outside-washington/
https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10154325739656476/

Father and son to use Bible in rape defense
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/father-and-son-plan-to-use-the-bible-to-defend-themselves-against-charges-of-raping-a-13-year-old-girl/

Giant otter skull found in China, making the creature about 110 lbs!
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772019.2016.1267666

2014’s invention(?) of two new nucleic acids, X and Y, finally result in stable artificial E Coli
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/01/17/1616443114

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