Links for you. Science:
SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence among Healthcare, First Response, and Public Safety Personnel, Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan, USA, May–June 2020
Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States. Trial evaluating investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists. New genetic evidence builds the case that single-celled marine microbes might chow down on viruses.
Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute
Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens for Detection of SARS-CoV-2
Philadelphia election official warns mail-in ballot technicality could invalidate 100,000 votes (sigh)
“The Democratic Party Opened the Way for Trump.” Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump claim he has brought ruin to the United States. For Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, that charge is too easy. He argues that liberal hubris has also played a significant role in the decay of American society.
The Democrats’ Supreme Court Hail Mary. This is the progressive case for court packing in a nutshell: “If your wallet is stolen, you don’t forgo efforts to recover it just because it might be stolen again.
‘Ready to Deliver:’ Read the Post Office’s Mandatory Pep Talk About Election Mail. According to the leaked speech, the USPS says it will undo nearly all of Louis DeJoy’s most controversial policies and make election mail its “number one priority.”
Say it plainly: The president is a psychopath
Alaska mining executive resigns a day after being caught on tape boasting of his ties to GOP politicians
The Political Donations of NBA Owners Are Not So Progressive (for most rich people, it’s transactional)
Meet the Ward 2 DC Council candidates in the November 2020 election
Why Trump’s Promise to Save Manufacturing Was One He Never Intended to Keep
QAnon’s Inexorable Spread Beyond the U.S. The bizarre, pro-Trump cult known as QAnon has been gaining followers in the United States for months. Now, the conspiracy theory has begun spreading to Germany. It’s followers believe that the coronavirus is a weapon of the elite in their quest to enslave the world.
The DOJ’s Claims of Discarded Ballots Are Yet Another Storm Cloud Forming Over the 2020 Election. I suspect this isn’t anywhere near as strange as it’s going to get.
Seven months into the pandemic, Trump’s testing plan enters its second wave of failure
Bernie Sanders Says Americans Must Prepare To Stand Up For Democracy
Why is the Trump campaign sending rent checks to a mysterious Long Island PO box?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Failure of Democratic Politics. The Supreme Court justice was both an icon and a symbol of modern liberalism’s flawed approach to accruing power.
William Barr: The Carl Schmitt of Our Time
Is Gary Farmer’s Abject Fear Of Winning Going To Cost Biden The State Of Florida?
He Was At The Heart Of Two Of The Biggest Dirty Money Scandals In History. These Are His Secrets.
The Trumpcare Scam
Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think