Links 7/26/20

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Links for you. Science:

Scientists accidentally create the “sturddlefish” — a new fish hybrid from two endangered species
This makeup ingredient could destroy 99% of ‘forever chemicals’
The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19
Civil War-era smallpox vaccination kits offer new insights on how the virus was eradicated
Pathways for horizontal gene transfer in bacteria revealed by a global map of their plasmids

Other:

American exceptionalism was our preexisting condition (excellent)
Democrats’ Dangerous Gamble (yep)
Political Correctness Is Destroying America! (Just Not How You Think.)
Masks Up
We Searched for Covid-19 Data. Here’s What We Couldn’t Find.
Miss Manners Has Some Tips for You on Zoom Etiquette
Coronavirus could push 250,000 into hunger in D.C. region, report says
‘Mitch better have my money’: Unemployment benefits protest held outside McConnell’s home (lol)
Turns Out Mass Death Is Bad For The Economy
Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Has a Message for Trump and the Feds
Biden Just Made A Big Promise To His Wall Street Donors: After being lauded for his task force policies, the Democratic nominee promised wealthy contributors that changing corporate behavior “is not going to require legislation — I’m not proposing any.”
Screenshots From a Text Conversation Add Plot Twist to State Board of Education Kerfluffle: Ward 7 SBOE Rep. Karen Williams contradicted her vote in a private text exchange with Ashley MacLeay. (“”I actually agree with you!” Williams texted MacLeay at 11:43 p.m. last Wednesday. “Uncomfortable place for me to be also. I was once a law enforcement officer. Ebony Rose [sic] is running against me so this is completely political and I hate it.”” Oof.)
Trump Vincibility Watch: How the Horrifying Comeback Could Unfold
Waste Mismanagement: How the District Loses Millions on Garbage Disposal
Despite recent anti-Semitic comments, Jews and Black people have long been allies
Amid a Deadly Virus and Crippled Economy, One Form of Aid Has Proved Reliable: Food Stamps
The Two Sides of the Bowery
Why Is Trump Sending Stormtroopers into Portland? Look no further than the president’s favorite TV channel. (yep)
How Taiwan beat the coronavirus
Reopening the schools is an invitation to create a wholly unnecessary national tragedy
If Opening Schools Is About Equity, Why Aren’t We Listening to Those Most Impacted?
Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died of COVID-19. Her Son Blames the Trump Administration.

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