Link round-up for 20 January 2013
Some university students have found an alternative to onerous student loans.
Here's the US as right-wingers see it.
Selling your stuff on E-Bay? Be careful when taking pictures of it.
Headline of the week.
Rick Scott gets some surprising support (sent by Mendip).
The University of Missouri is now offering an incest class.
Evangelical Christianity faces divisions, as younger adherents tire of reactionary stances on sexuality (found via Republic of Gilead).
We should try sharply raising the minimum wage.
A man who helped Sandy Hook victims is now being harassed by denialist nutjobs. Mentality on display here.
Desperate to remain relevant, Republicans threaten to gerrymander the Electoral College.
The South is increasingly culturally isolated.
Here's the whole health-care issue in one sentence.
Boeing ignored union and technicians' concerns about outsourcing most work on the 787 -- and now the plane stands revealed as suffering from frightening defects.
Kevin Drum pwns Michael Gerson.
Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade, 63% to 29%. We also have a favorable view of the NRA, 54% to 38%.
Republican-led state governments scheme to shift even more of the tax burden from corporations and the rich to ordinary people.
Monumental police malfeasance costs the city of Chicago $22,500,000.
The conservative Heritage Foundation rates socialist countries as having the most economic freedom.
Two years is hardly enough.
Britain is preparing to defend the Falkland Islands, again.
Two Catholic hospitals in Germany turn away a rape victim (found via Lady Atheist).
Creationists win a disturbing victory in Turkey.
Islamists create bloody havoc in southern Thailand.
American fundamentalists show their true colors in Uganda -- and in Britain.
The National Intelligence Council looks at near-future technology.
The media are still dropping the ball on global warming.
There's now substantial evidence that pedophilia is an innate sexual orientation, like homosexuality.
Brooke Greenberg stopped aging at five. If scientists can figure out why, the implications could be enormous.