Links 2/28/20

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Links for you. Science:

More than 80 clinical trials launch to test coronavirus treatments
Open access journals get a boost from librarians—much to Elsevier’s dismay
Please kill your lawn
One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to Idaho
As the world’s view of the #COVID19 spread turns from containable outbreak to pandemic, the clear next question is what countermeasures can be used. Categorizing these can be helpful.

Other:

What the Doctors Ordered
Why Bernie Is Not George McGovern and 2020 Isn’t 1972
This Brand is Late Capitalism: A lifestyle writing tic outlives its usefulness
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Faces Calls To Resign After Comparing Sanders’ Nevada Victory To Nazi Germany’s Defeat Of France (when you lose your shit over a New Dealer espousing Hubert Humphrey’s economic policies)
Trump’s soft touch with China’s Xi worries advisers who say more is needed to combat coronavirus outbreak (“Worries about rattled financial markets and their effect on the economy as well as the delicate negotiations with China over a trade deal — a key to Trump’s reelection — have played a large role in influencing the president’s friendly posture toward China over the deadly coronavirus, according to several senior White House and administration officials.”)
Bernie Sanders Isn’t the Left’s Trump: And this is no time for ego or self-indulgence.
The real potential of the electric vehicle revolution (the short-term rentals, e.g., Jump, are ecological disasters, but privately owned bikes would be a great improvement, especially with bike lanes)
Republican Senator Tom Cotton Won’t Stop Regurgitating Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
The Lost 110 Words of Our Constitution: The 14th Amendment says states that infringe the vote must lose representation in Congress. It’s time to actually make this happen.
Bernie Sanders Is George McGovern: The similarities between 2020 and 1972 are too astonishing to ignore. But there’s one big difference.
Lets talk about how much of the urbanism we love is actually illegal due to wrong-headed or closed-minded rules. (great photos)
Culinary Workers Bucked Their Leadership by Backing Bernie Sanders in Nevada. Here’s What They Knew.
In Final Weeks of Heated Texas Congressional Primary, Unions and Progressive Groups Throw $350,000 Behind Jessica Cisneros
Finding Neverland: The American right’s doomed quest to rid itself of Trumpism
‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises
The climate crisis is like a world war. So let’s talk about rationing
The First Days of the Trump Regime: The president has interpreted the Republican-controlled Senate’s vote to acquit as a writ of absolute power.
A Just and Equitable Cannabis Industry (Warren’s plan)
Class War in Santa Cruz
Critics slam Bloomberg on race, gender. D.C.’s black, female mayor has his back. (Bowser is not good)

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