Crime:[Cr1] This story, about underground adoptions, is a couple years old, but I ran across it again and I can’t decide whether it’s more sad or infuriating.
[Cr3] Children crime-fighters!
[Cr4] I don’t think judges should be able to do this.
[Cr5] Babies in India for sale, $1,400. Well, they were for sale, at any rate.
Transportation:[Tr1] I can’t put my finger on why simulated scenery in a hyperloop seems so weird to me.
[Tr3] I don’t really have an objection to this. Sometimes collisions aren’t actually accidents. Sometimes, they aren’t even negligent. A while back Jonathan McLeod pointed to a case where they used the A-word in a case that the article itself said, in the previous paragraph, was believed by police to be intentional.
[Tr4] GM didn’t kill streetcars. At least, not all by itself.
[Tr5] Watch some drones build a bridge.
Resources:[R1] Stop trying to get me to like Hillary Clinton it’s not going to work.
[R3] David Roberts looks at the persistent gender gap of nuclear power support. Turns out, it’s all about science science white male hierachical buzz buzz privilege male effect. Science!
Cities:[Ci1] The City of Houston is growing at a faster clip than the suburbs! It’s the great inversion! Well, except that 72% of the metro’s growth is still occurring outside city limits.
[Ci2] Kamau Bell writes of the unbearable whiteness of Portland.
[Ci3] This is an interesting map, but it’s weird to say “People at the bottom range of income cannot afford the middle range in housing” and present that as an interesting finding.
[Ci4] I’ll bet you’ve always wanted to know which cities were best equipped for the Zombie Apocalypse. Does New York City have to win at everything? Sigh…
[Ci5] On efforts to create a music triangle in the South.
Economics:[E1] Shane Ferro says that if you want the wealthy to stop abusing their wealth, you gotta take it.
[E2] Hurm. Apparently trying to move away from tipping doesn’t seem to be going over well.
Television:[TV1] An all-important question has been answered: On Friends, how much does Joey owe Chandler. Friends is allegedly having a resurgence among New York youngsters.
[TV2] I love this: These new Law & Order SVU plots are getting out of hand…
[TV3] The AV Club looks back and Doogie Howser and how it confronted racial issues.
[TV4] Kids today! When I was young, it was no television that was the punishment.
[TV5] Alan Sepinwall goes to bat for self-contained television episodes.