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Open thread for night owls: Want to talk more about the New Hampshire primary?

Hurrah!  That’s all I am going to say tonight about the New Hampshire Democratic primary. The rest is up to you. HIGH IMPACT STORIES  TOP COMMENTS TWEET OF THE DAY x James O'Keefe, of Breitbart is in NH harassing campaign volunteers....Show More Summary

Are You A Morning Person Or A Night Owl

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image credit Are you a morning person or a night owl? The answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90,000 people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 versions of genes...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Inequality against democracy—10 facts about the 1 percent

Richard Eskow at the Campaign for America’s Future writes—Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent: Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse...Show More Summary

Live-tweeting Superb Owl

Folks, I’m pleased to announce that last night a bunch of wild horses got into a fight with a bunch of big cats and defeated them, despite the fact that the most famous wild horse is super old. [View the story “Superb Owl 2016” on Storify] Share

Open thread for night owls: Oil tax may spark needed conversation, but no way will Congress pass it

John H. Cushman Jr. at the Pulitzer-winning InsideClimate News writes—Obama's Oil Tax: A Conversation Starter About Climate and Transportation, but a Non-Starter in Congress: President Obama’s proposal to impose a $10 tax on every barrel...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. D.C. Johnson: The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens our liberty

At Common Dreams, David Cay Johnson,  author of  The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, writes—The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our Liberty: I have been a longtime critic of the agreement, especially...Show More Summary

New Research Finds That You May Be Genetically Programmed To Be A Morning Person

23andMe research has found that your natural circadian rhythm that makes you either an early bird or a night owl may be part of your DNA. Not a morning person? Stop blaming poor sleep habits, your waking routine, or the strength of your caffeinated beverage. New research indicates our genetic material has an impact on whether we're early birds or night owls. Read Full Story

Open thread for night owls. Iowa blogger: Get your heads out of the sand, Iowa Democratic Party

Desmoinesdem, the proprietor of the most excellent Iowa-focused political blog Bleeding Heartland, had some words Thursday regarding the antiquated caucus system in the state. An excerpt: Since 2007, I have been trying to raise awareness...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Trump, fascism, and the 'aestheticization of politics'

Alexander Billet on Donald Trump and the Aesthetics of Fascism: The crisp, angular uniforms for party members cranked out by the thousands, the massive orchestrated rallies, the technologically innovative films of Leni Riefenstahl—these are all perfect examples of how fascism aestheticized politics to its own end. Show More Summary

Morning Person or Night Owl? Your Genes May Decide

You may be naturally disposed toward being a morning person or a night owl—and scientists are now saying that may have a true biological basis that's hard to fight, the Guardian reports. Per a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers under the direction of 23andMe lead scientist Dr....

Open thread for night owls: The fastest-talking states in America, and the cursingest

At The Atlantic, Megan Garber writes—Which Is the Fastest-Talking State in the Union? “Life is short. Talk fast,” Gilmore Girls advises. It may well be a good tip: There are some distinct advantages to being a motormouth, among themShow More Summary

How Your Genes Influence Whether You're a Morning Person

A DNA analysis of nearly 90,000 23andme customers suggests our preference for early mornings may be rooted in our genes. The study also suggests that night owls are at greater risk of depression and other health issues. But those findings come with a couple of caveats. Read more...

Open thread for night owls. Greider: Obsolete, triumphalist militarism is destroying America

William Greider at The Nation writes—How Obsolete, Triumphalist Militarism Is Destroying America: [...] History tells us that what brought down mighty empires of the past was hubris—the confusion of weakness for strength. Might America...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Warren and Sanders eager to put the screws to corporate outlaws

Deidre Fulton at Common Dreams writes—Elizabeth Warren :  Corporate Crime Runs Rampant Thanks to 'Rigged' System:  "Justice cannot mean a prison sentence for a teenager who steals a car, but nothing more than a sideways glance at a C.E.O. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: California shows the way on net metering for rooftop solar

Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams writes—Big Win for Rooftop Solar as California Vote Boosts Clean Energy: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a plan that leaves the state's rooftop solar incentives program...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: In Flint, no word on when the water will be safe to drink

For Flint, Michigan, an end to the water crisis remains nowhere in sight. “The damage has been done,” said Sergio Kapusta, a scientist and expert on corrosion. “That piping in each house is going to put out lead contamination for some time. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Doomsday Clock stuck on the brink

Laura McCauley at Common Dreams writes—Stuck on the Brink, Doomsday Clock Leaves Humanity 3 Minutes to Midnight: With "utter dismay," the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that the symbolic Doomsday Clock will holdShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Eric O'Keefe—dark money's front man

Bruce Murphy at The Progressive writes—Dark Money’s Front Man. An excerpt: I n November 2013, a little-known conservative activist named Eric O’Keefe brazenly disobeyed a court order and leaked information to The Wall Street Journal editorial...Show More Summary

Research Says Late Sleepers Are More Intelligent

The early bird may get the worm, but the night owl may be smarter – according some research. Recent studies... The post Research Says Late Sleepers Are More Intelligent appeared first on Lifehack.

Open thread for night owls. Conason writes: The man who drowned democracy with 'sewer money'

Joe Conason at Alternet writes—The Man Who Drowned Democracy With 'Sewer Money': This week marked the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, which exposed American democracy to increasing domination by the country's very richest...Show More Summary

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