Links 12/6/20

Links for you. Science:

Washington winters are rapidly warming up and feeling more Southern
Are Bill Gates’s Billions Distorting Public Health Data? Thanks to the Microsoft founder’s support, the IHME can make its own rules about how to track global health. That’s a problem
Is it Too Late to Save ‘America’s Amazon’? Alabama’s Mobile River basin has the most aquatic biodiversity in the country. But we’re in danger of losing it before we even know what’s there.
The Race to Make Vials for Coronavirus Vaccines
Get Ready for False Side Effects


America Has Central Planners. We Just Call Them ‘Venture Capitalists.’
How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over
Activists Want Mayor Bowser To Veto A Bill That Would Allow Minors To Consent To Vaccines
NYC Landlords Suing Pandemic-Slammed Small Businesses by the Hundreds for Missed Rent
Stop Scapegoating Progressives. Democrats need elected officials to do what Trump never did: Accept responsibility. Absorb criticism. Come back and campaign better.
Governor resistant to mask mandate draws scathing criticism for declaring ‘day of prayer’
Repeal Section 230 and Never Again Have to Worry About What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks About Anything
Faces of a Fast-Food Nation. During the pandemic, low-wage workers must manage risk and rudeness.
Democrats Just Caved on COVID Stimulus Checks (yas kween sassy clap something something)
Do We Need Football in America This Badly? The N.F.L.’s efforts to keep the season going are reaching heights of absurdity as the pandemic worsens. It’s time to pause.
No longer ‘standing by,’ Proud Boys bring politics of intimidation to streets in defense of Trump
What hath the Republicans wrought: Will Trump’s insanity finally rip the party apart?
“Almost the Complete Opposite of Fascism”
Why are Republicans moving toward a stimulus compromise? Here’s a clue.
Can Americans Be Heroes for Health Care Workers Now? The pandemic is worsening. Our workforce is depleted. Please, please don’t turn your backs on us now.
Corruption Couldn’t Shake Orban’s Credibility; a Sex Scandal Just Might
Biden’s First Priority: Undo the Damage Done by Trump
Holiday ride during holiday time in Chicago.
Giuliani’s Michigan witness Mellissa Carone harassed, sent sex videos to boyfriend’s ex (the best people)
‘Old-school revolving door’: Private-sector ties complicate Biden’s efforts to staff incoming administration
Five actions Biden should take to build a more humane food system
Time to call out the GOP’s new Jim Crow tactics

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