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[BLOG] Some Thursday links
blogTO tries to pit the west side of Toronto against the east side.
Centauri Dreams describes an inventive plan to launch a probe to rendezvous with Proxima Centauri.
Crooked Timber looks at the idea of civil society in the age of Trump.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper that aims to explore why Neptune-class exoplanets are so common.
Marginal Revolution notes an interesting history of Singapore.
The New APPS Blog links to a report suggesting that big data may have created President Trump.
The Planetary Society Blog reports on the latest plans for exploring Ceres.
Towleroad notes a rumoured plan to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination under Trump.
The Volokh Conspiracy has one take on Supreme Court obstructionism.
Window on Eurasia suggests Russians may accept pension reforms which will place the minimum age for qualifying for a pension for men above the average male life expectancy, and reports from St. Petersburg about a dispute over the ownership of a church.