Bwoglines: 479 Page-Long Part-Handwritten Edition
Written by Zack Abrams
Happening in the World: Protests in Honduras over what many citizens see as a fraudulent vote count in their presidential election have escalated into violence, prompting the sitting President to impose a curfew. Anyone found outside between 6 am and 6 pm could be arrested. (NYT)
Happening in the US: Senate Republicans have passed a 479-page tax bill with illegible handwritten notes that was finalized just hours before the final vote. The bill adds nearly a trillion and a half dollars to the deficit by 2018 and includes many provisions that disproportionately affect the rich, like a tax break for private jet ownership. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: A Fordham graduate student sequenced the genomes of rats from uptown and downtown and discovered significant genetic differences between them. He still has 200 frozen rat tails in a freezer somewhere, yet to be sequenced. (The Atlantic)
Happening on Campus: Today is your last chance to see Cold Whole Milk, NOMADS’s Fall 2017 Main Stage production, written and directed by Sarah Billings (BC ’18). Check it out!
Bop of the Day:
Tags: 13M people will lose healthcare. Yes this is also a healthcare bill., I tried to rant more about the tax bill in the tags but apparently there's a word limit, the goat, There's a provision that targets a single school in Michigan of which the DeVos family is a big donor, tl;dr: The Republicans are choosing donors over their constituents, Trump stands to personally gain one billion dollars when the bill passes (NYT analysis)