Links 8/12/20

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Links for you. Science:

Satellites Reveal Hidden Colonies of Emperor Penguins We Never Knew Existed
Harvard Scientist Says We Need More Cheap, ‘Crappy’ Tests For COVID-19. Here’s Why
Mass Gatherings Contributed to Early COVID-19 Mortality: Evidence from US Sports
How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond
Lack of public data hampers COVID-19 fight

Other:

College Democrat at Center of Attack on Alex Morse Hoped to Launch Career Through Richard Neal. Rank-and-file UMass College Democrats were stunned to see the letter their chapter’s leadership wrote on their behalf.
Why America shouldn’t have nuked Japan
Inflection Point: The decades-long efforts to develop the former industrial neighborhood known as Buzzard Point
Your Old Radiator Is a Pandemic-Fighting Weapon
Pandemic brinkmanship: the geopolitics behind the race for a vaccine
N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus
Peter Kuznick: Why Did Americans Accept Barbaric Slaughter of Japanese Civilians? (the immediate U.S. civilian reaction was very negative)
The Republican Party Is Racist and Soulless. Just Ask This Veteran GOP Strategist. (related post here)
An Economic Survival Package, Not a Stimulus Package
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment
Veterans of the Warsaw Uprising 76 years later.
Georgetown music treasure Blues Alley barely holding on during pandemic
New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing
Two Students Say They Were Suspended From Their Georgia High School For Posting Photos Of Crowded Hallways
The case against American truck bloat
‘Two Sides Of The Same Coin’: Addressing The Link Between Racism And Homelessness
Washington Republicans nominate cop with ties to ‘Patriot’ movement for governor’s race
What happens when red states pass blue states in #COVID19 cases per capita? We’re about to find out.
Can Biden Break Through Trump’s Base of Hispanic Voters? The president is polling surprisingly well with Latinx communities. Democrats need a strategy to change that. (unleash Tio Bernie! Seriously.)
Voters Are Turning Against Trump in Places Hit Hard by COVID-19
​​The vote-by-mail fight is over. Trump ended it.
People Are More Likely to Catch COVID East of 82nd Avenue. That’s Where Portland’s Housing Is the Most Overcrowded.

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