Links 1/9/21

Links for you. Science:

Geology is at a Crossroads
Antibiotic Resistance Could Cause the Next Pandemic. Here’s How the Biden Administration Can Tackle It.
Viral mutations may cause another ‘very, very bad’ COVID-19 wave, scientists warn
Power shift in Senate could bring major changes in U.S. science and climate policy
How the new Covid-19 variants could pose a threat to vaccination


The ‘Gateway Drug to Corruption and Overspending’ Returns to Congress. Are Earmarks Really That Bad? (I think they’re important, not for getting GOP support, but unifying the Democratic caucus)
Attorney says census count to determine congressional seats won’t be done until February
Democrats ask FBI Director Wray to open criminal probe into Trump after leaked phone call
Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future’?
Weed and Seven Benadryl: The Wild Lengths COVID Docs Are Taking to Get Sleep
UC San Diego installs coronavirus test kit vending machines
Biden Shift Shows Pressure Can Work. Amid relentless progressive pressure, the president-elect is now promising $2,000 survival checks if Georgia Democrats win — that is a shift from his endorsement of stimulus legislation that included
MindGeek: The secretive owner of Pornhub and RedTube
What Josh Hawley Is Teaching Democrats (fire the money cannon!)
To Defend Democracy, Investigate Trump. There needs to be a cost to trying to overthrow an election.
Can Only Republicans Legitimately Win Elections?
Why Isn’t New York Vaccinating More People? Andrew Cuomo hasn’t done much right related to COVID-19
How the Insurgent and MAGA Right are Being Welded Together on the Streets of Washington D.C.
‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers
When Big Brands Stopped Spending On Digital Ads, Nothing Happened. Why?
White Tower was founded in 1926 in Milwaukee and had 230 locations nationwide at its peak in the 1950s. After losing a 1930 court case to White Castle for copying its castle style, the chain adopted Art Deco and later modernist designs.
I really wish someone would call my Dad, a retired Capitol Hill police officer (37yrs), to talk about the difference in preparation. The stories he’s telling me about prep for Farrakhan and others vs why yesterday happened the way it did is mind blowing.
President Trump has committed treason
White privilege and fascist violence
Some among America’s military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials (should be taken with a grain of salt, given that at least one expert didn’t understand who controls the Capitol Police)
In Georgia, Latinos shatter runoff turnout record as groups make last push for voters

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