Links 3/8/21

Links for you. Science:

New York Covid-19 Variant Expands Reach in U.S. With 735 Cases
New Vaccine Developed By Massachusetts’ Doctor to Prevent Lyme Disease In Humans
In a Momentous Discovery, Scientists Show Neanderthals Could Produce Human-Like Speech
A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover
As coronavirus variants spread, the US struggles to keep up


Democrats need to choose: The filibuster or democracy
Why Aren’t Some Schools Opening
Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple’s Upcoming iPhone Update?
The Republican Party is making Jim Crow segregationists proud
Vince Gray Threatens Local Homeless Shelter Contract Over Federal Halfway House (one more problem of the incarceral state)
Warren Holmes Company, J.W. Sexton High School (1939-42) Lansing, MI
There Is Such a Thing as a Political Commonwealth, and Yes, It Will Take Money to Maintain It
Busy Couple Of Decades
It’s Time For Andrew Cuomo to Go
The $15 Minimum-Wage Debate Clarifies the Partisan Economic Divide
The For the People Act Is Popular, Pass It Right Away
The Future of Conservatism Is Flight 93 Elections Forever
Optimus Prime Faces A New And Unexpected Foe: Georgetown’s Historic District
Minimum Wage Increase Is One Priority That Democrats Need to Try to Pass (“In a sense, the party’s slim majority actually serves as a political crutch for the Democratic establishment, rendering party leaders “incapable” of enacting meaningful policy that will help the most economically vulnerable Americans.”)
Public Health Emergency Extended to May 20 (D.C.)
One Medical’s Coronavirus Vaccine Practices Spark Congressional Investigation
Homeless people exposed to coronavirus were put in hotels. For hospitals, the move paid off
Covid-19 Cases Are Dropping. What Comes Next?
Cancel culture killed my dog
Elena Kagan Dismantled a Republican Lawyer and Might Have Saved Voting Rights Act in the Process
Trump Got Vaccinated Secretly, Because Otherwise He Might Have Helped the Country
A Big Fiscal Push is Urgent, The Risk of Overheating Is Small

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