Links for you. Science:
Data Heroes of Covid Tracking Project Are Still Filling U.S. Government Void
Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
The District’s COVID-19 Data Reporting is Strong but Opportunities Exist for Improvement and Increased Transparency (excellent report)
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, early data show
The Code That Controls Your Money: COBOL is a coding language older than Weird Al Yankovic. The people who know how to use it are often just as old. It underpins the entire financial system. And it can’t be removed. How a computer language controls the financial life of the world.
Biden’s COVID Plan Is Better Than Trump’s, But Still Far From Sufficient
We Need a New Common American Story
Can America Restore the Rule of Law Without Prosecuting Trump?
While construction continues, the D.C. luxury rental market has crashed
When the 2024 contenders come around, remember this
This Pandemic Must Be Seen. If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.
Biden Can Echo Trump’s Favorite Phrase: ‘You’re Fired’. The president-elect has the power to get rid of Trump loyalists in a number of agencies on day one.
How Biden Could Tackle the Student Loan Crisis
The future of public transportation is on the line in Massachusetts
Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it
When Politics isn’t All Personal. Did Policy Perceptions Swing Votes in 2020?
S.F. was flattening the curve — until our urge to gather spiked it. Now we need to reverse the surge
Gang of young Marines and ex-porn star moved to Idaho to create Nazi “death squad,” plot attacks
We Are The Egg Men
Newly elected Rep. Boebert asks about carrying a gun on Capitol grounds. The Republican from western Colorado carries a Glock on her hip. (until D.C. gets statehood, I bet she’s going to fuck with us over this)
Happiness Won’t Save You: Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.
Biden to Nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary
A liberal on how he won in a Trump district
There has been one successful coup in the United States. It foreshadowed the rise of Donald Trump
Melania’s Out (it’s ok to feel schadenfreude about these assholes)
How Biden Can ‘Build Back Better’ With or Without the Senate. The president-elect has all the tools he needs to kick-start economic recovery—if he’s willing to use them.