Links 11/1/20

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Links for you. Science:

Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How.
The Effects of Large Group Meetings on the Spread ofCOVID-19: The Case of Trump Rallies (“…we conclude that these eighteen rallies ultimately resulted in more than 30,000 incremental confirmed cases of COVID-19. Applying county-specific post-event death rates, we conclude that the rallies likely led to more than 700 deaths…”)
COVID-19 patients infect half of household: CDC study
A victory for Biden won’t just change everything on the ground, it could reset the future in space
Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout: “An engineering problem that, when solved, solves energy.”

Other:

Michael Olenick: The Real Origins of Trump – The Foreclosure Crisis
It Looks Like AOC’s Squad Will Double After Election Day
Ghosts of Wisconsin
I Want Deeds, Not Words
College Football’s Great Defender Has Covid-19. The people in power who used Trevor Lawrence as a stalking horse for their own profit motives should be ashamed.
The Most Important Thing About AOC Is That She Is Normal
In Key Cities, Activists Are Mobilizing Black Voters Biden Isn’t. According to canvassers in battleground states, the Democratic Party hasn’t done enough to reach out to the very constituency it relies on most.
Wendell Potter on How the Health Insurance Industry Manipulates Public Opinion
A man tied to white supremacists is running for office in a Black D.C. neighborhood
The Climate Case for Joe Biden (Is Strong but More Complicated Than You Might Have Heard)
Facebook’s Political Ads Ban Has Been An Ominous Disaster. Just days from the election, the tech giant wrongly blocked thousands of Biden ads due to “technical flaws” — and that’s only the beginning.
Was his joke the reason Trump ran for president? Some say so, and it torments him
Trump Mocks ‘Politically Correct’ Laura Ingraham For Wearing Mask At Packed Rally. The Fox News host regularly dismisses COVID-19 to her viewers, but it appears she masks up when her own health is at stake. (should be taken seriously, not literally I guess…)
Kamala Harris knows things no vice president has ever known
Videotape Reveals Corporate-Funded Plan To Try To Overturn A Trump Loss. The right-wing group behind the “Stand your ground” laws began working in February to challenge a Trump election defeat. (ALEC is so very, very horrible)
Amy Coney Barrett, my abortion, and the right to choose
Jon Ossoff Showed That the Democrats of the Future Will Hit You Hard
Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Me. A 6-3 Supreme Court hits different if you’re about to lose the rights that make your life possible.
In Va., gun-control fight gives rise to movement for county-approved militias
How the Associated Press Plans to Determine the Winner of This Year’s Election
America’s luxury hotels on the brink

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