summer links

Summer musical rehearsals have started. See you in August!

When Crime Happens in Major Cities – interestingly Austin seems to have a higher percentage of crimes during the day than at night.

– People given Medicaid in Oregon reported better health than the control group. It was almost across the board, except the people given Medicaid didn’t go to the emergency room any less, which is somewhat disappointing.

Why the Republicans Resist Compromise – good analysis by Nate Silver on just how dependent Republicans are on conservative voters (in a way that Democrats aren’t on liberal voters)

The Brain on Trial – long article about how to deal with punishing people who commit crimes because of, say, a brain tumor. As we learn more about the brain, more crimes are going to be “justified” by looking at physical problems like this. The author suggests punishment based on the likelihood of committing another crime, which seems reasonable.

Haydn’s Head Fake

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