Links for you. Science:
The Coronavirus Is Mutating, and That’s Fine (So Far). SARS-CoV-2 has been slowly changing in small ways, without getting more dangerous.
Fauci on Trump’s Vaccine Boasts: No One’s Seen the Data
The Road Ahead: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond
Dr. Fauci, finally fed up with Sen. Rand Paul’s bullsh#t, schools him during hearing
Engineers outwitted by sea sponge
Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become key issue as election nears (there is no bottom to reach)
How Court Packing Can Protect the Election—and Democracy (excellent, but will gormless professional Democrats do this?)
Failsons All The Way Down
Colleges knew the risks but they reopened anyway. Here’s how they got it all wrong
This guy sells a lot of 202 T-shirts. Here’s what he thinks about D.C.’s new area code.
COVID-19: US reaches ‘unfathomable’ 200,000 death toll (anger is the appropriate emotion)
Judith Butler on the culture wars, JK Rowling and living in “anti-intellectual times”
The Ugly History of Single-Family Zoning Resurfaces
Entrenched racist culture at heart of Portsmouth’s police department, officers and former chief say (wrote about Portsmouth here)
Matt Taibbi is a cancel culture hypocrite. Here’s what Matt hopes you don’t remember: When the cancel mob came for him, he was the “upper class Twitter Robespierre” ratting on his colleagues.
Misery on Main Street: COVID-19 takes a grim toll on America’s small businesses
End the Poisonous Process of Picking Supreme Court Justices (after we pack the courts; also see here)
Mental health experts: Biden far exceeds Trump in psychiatric fitness
Well What Are You Going To Do About It
Here’s an Advanced Course in Ratf*cking to Collapse Representative Democracy
Not So Fast On That Trump EC Coup
Robert Bork Makes For a Terrible Martyr
Street brawlers as strategy: Far-right invasions of liberal urban areas prove adaptable, successful
It’s Not Right, But You Might Have to Vote in Person
5 Takeaways From This Year’s Democratic Primaries. With some important exceptions, the Democratic Party’s left wing is rising.
Patriot Coalition: Leaked Messages Show Far-Right Group’s Plans for Portland Violence
Email Bickering Ticks Up As Endorsements Roll In for the At-Large Race