Links 8/24/20

Links for you. Science:

Genomic Diversity of SARS-CoV-2 During Early Introduction into the United States National Capital Region
Neutralizing antibodies correlate with protection from SARS-CoV-2 in humans during a fishery vessel outbreak with high attack rate
Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the Country (what happens in Vegas doesn’t fucking stay in Vegas)
New species of “supergiant” isopod uncovered
Don’t freak out, but it’s almost time for tarantulas to crawl around Colorado in search of love


The Postmaster General just backed down, but Democrats must keep up pressure
The Post Office Mess Is Meant to Exhaust You. Don’t Let It. Trump is “flooding the zone.” It’s a form of modern censorship.
A gun-toting couple at Trump’s convention? Prepare for a festival of rage and resentment.
The Best Books About Washington, DC History
As a Rising Star, Joe Kennedy Didn’t Want to Help Democrats Beat Republicans
Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform
Susan Collins engineered the USPS disaster she’s now protesting
The short-sighted silencing of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Cilliza isn’t…wrong)
Sixty Seconds to Self-Sabotage: The DNC’s choice of who to feature speaks volumes about the party’s inability to see its own future. (“But I fear that Biden and his cohort have overinterpreted this result, have mistaken his victory as actual enthusiasm for centrist white patriarchy, and not as a temporary (if worryingly familiar) concession to the old in order to win an extraordinary presidential contest.”)
Report: Pandemic has reshaped Northern Virginia’s commute for years to come
The triumph of the Nostalgiacrats: Democrats have scheduled a convention that’s more about celebrating the past than winning the future.
No, COVID-19 Is Not a Metaphor: Democrats gave a hero’s welcome to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo despite his mistake-filled early response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big Tech Extortion Racket
The Virginia Couple That Gave Birth to the Billable Hour
Democrats need to get specific on defense cuts
Fiscal Austerity and the Rise of the Nazis
Republican Senators Misrepresent Their Own Russia Report
It’s Still News When an Anti-Muslim Hate-Monger Wins a Republican Primary. Even—or especially—if Laura Loomer’s rhetoric has begun to enter the Republican mainstream, it must be called out.
Who should police the police? California struggles with civilian oversight of cops
The Democratic Convention Roll Call Showed America in All Its Vast Complications
The Great Gen X vs. Boomer Debate Comes for Kamala: Boomers have dominated American politics for more than three decades, and that’s not about to change

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