Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:
Remarkable New Species of Snake Found Hidden in a Biodiversity Collection – Occupies Its Own Branch on Snake Tree of Life
The Resistance: In the President’s Relentless War on Climate Science, They Fought Back
Murder Hornets Menaced Parts of the U.S. This Year. How Big of a Threat Are They?
I’m a consultant in infectious diseases. ‘Long Covid’ is anything but a mild illness
U.S. ranks 43rd worldwide in sequencing to check for coronavirus variants like the one found in the U.K.
Political Consciousness From the Daily Grind. In the Headlines, Dave Morris Is Just Defying COVID-19 Restrictions. In Reality, He’s Asking for a Better Government. (excellent and important)
How Amazon Destroys the Intellectual Justifications for Capitalism
Trump appoints 1776 Commission members in last-minute bid to advance ‘patriotic education’
DC releases results from parent surveys on virtual learning
Virginia Cop Fired After SOMEBODY Posted Very Murdery Things Using His Parler Profile
60 Years Ago, San Antonio Teenagers Invented the Westside Sound
What the Hole Is Going On? The very real, totally bizarre bucatini shortage of 2020.
Landlords Shouldn’t Get Away Without a Hit This Time
America isn’t ‘hopelessly divided.’ It only looks that way because of our Constitution.
More Relief and Unemployment Benefits Hinges on Georgia (and that white evangelicals are massively overrepresented in our electoral system–which is nothing new)
What is the Post Left?
“We Didn’t Know What We Had Until It Was Gone.”
WHEN YOUR VOTERS DON’T CARE WHETHER GOVERNMENT IMPROVES THEIR LIVES, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT
Is Substack the Media Future We Want?
Phoenix police officer said, ‘If the mayor defunds the police, I’m going to shoot her’
The Factories In The Camps
My Unusually Normal Life in Taiwan Amid the Global Pandemic
Throw the bums out
Georgia Is a Quiet Place for Republicans: They don’t dare speak the truth because they’re afraid of their voters.
One of America’s Richest Islands Got Pummeled by COVID. Then the Warring Started.