Links for you. Science:
Hurricanes are staying stronger even over land as oceans warm from climate change, study finds
Trump administration official who questions global warming will run key climate program. David Legates moves from NOAA to the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Transmission heterogeneities, kinetics, and controllability of SARS-CoV-2
A Geneticist’s Dilemma: A growing number of scientists believe that the cure for disease can be found in our DNA. But that poses a unique problem for some Native Americans.
Pandemic raises difficult issues about limits of tests for covid-19, other diseases
Let’s Talk About Higher Wages. The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.
Congress can wait: How Biden can reshape our future with executive action
Forgive Us Our Debts. Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.
You may have never heard of Judge Juan Torruella, but his death is another warning for January 5
Abolishing the Economics Nobel Isn’t Enough
Don’t Blame the Left for the Democrats’ Losses
Young voters set turnout record, aiding Biden win (so by all means, let’s fuck up student debt relief, which they overwhelmingly favor)
Online Anti-Vax Communities Have Become A Pipeline For QAnon Radicalization
IF YOUR AD MONEY SUPPORTS THE DESTRUCTION OF DEMOCRACY, WE SHOULD BOYCOTT YOUR COMPANY
D.C. deserves a police chief who embraces transparency. So, too, does Prince William County.
New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Phase Out Hybrid Learning
Germany has lessons about containing the damage of COVID-19. It’s not too late for us to start listening
Mask defiance remains strong in Big Sky Country, even as the pandemic rages
America Just Can’t Get Enough Lysol
Why Twitter is (Epistemically) Better Than Facebook
Rich donors don’t make great ambassadors
Let Trump try to defend racist, traitorous Confederates. Congress can still prevail.
Trump dramatically changed the presidency. Here’s a list of the 20 most important norms he broke — and how Biden can restore them.
Elizabeth Warren: What a Biden-Harris administration should prioritize on its first day
Kimberlé Crenshaw: the woman who revolutionised feminism – and landed at the heart of the culture wars
A Trump donor’s company got a 3 percent federal pandemic loan. It sells title loans at a 350 percent annual rate.