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Mar. 12, 2019 – Links

What we are reading today:

What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget – Washington Post. Agency by agency analysis of where the money goes.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among those charged in nationwide college admissions cheating scam – ABC News. Meritocracy? I got your meritocracy right here.

California wants to reform PG&E, but just how is uncertain – San Francisco Chronicle. Those crazy Californios are trying to stop the utility from burning down homes and communities. If they split the company, who gets Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nukes?

Trump approvingly tweets quote expressing skepticism about climate change – The Hill. Further analysis shows the Earth is flat, the sun revolves around the Earth, a coal lobbyist is in charge of the EPA, and unicorn farts are the major cause of greenhouse gasses. Trump teaching science is like a fish teaching dancing.

Unusually strong storm to intensify into inland hurricane across U.S. Plains – Axios. Sure, hurricanes in Oklahoma are totally normal.

Lawmakers blast Wells Fargo chief over response to scandals – The Hill.  Recidivist financial institution.

Slowing economy keeping U.S. inflation under wraps – Reuters. Consumer Price Index up 0.2%. CPI up 1.5% over past 12 months. Inflation at the retail level remains muted. Fed can remain dovish.

Here’s what to know about the latest Brexit vote – Vox. The most important thing we know is that the clock is ticking.

The World Wide Web turns 30. Where does it go from here? – Wired.  Tim Berners-Lee’s baby is all grown up – sort of.

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