Links 4/6/21

Links for you. Science:

Decreased thermal tolerance as a trade-off of antibiotic resistance
As endangered birds lose their songs, they can’t find mates
Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Associated with a Local Bar Opening Event — Illinois, February 2021
Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine
What Covid Means for the Athlete’s Heart


This should not happen more than once
America’s Next Insurgency
In Terms of Culture-War Holy-Shit Moments, This Is Right Up There
McDonald’s, Other CEOs Tell Investors $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt Business
The Simple Fact Is That the Republican Party Has Been the Party of Voter Suppression Since the 1960s
The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly
Mitch McConnell Is Barking Scared Now That Corporate Power Is Against Him
My Mom Believes In QAnon. I’ve Been Trying To Get Her Out.
Republicans Love Infrastructure, Unless It’s Paid For, or Not Paid For
Republicans draw a blank on basic governance
Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers’ Union, killed in car crash on Easter Sunday (cars suck)
My New Band Is: Loser, Baby. On Sportsmanship, Fairness, Justice, and Park Slope (“Here’s something else he doesn’t see, perhaps willfully: people who did not start with extra points on the board look him in the eye on a daily basis and politely say “good game,” even when he does not deserve it and did not win fairly. They often recognize his humanity, even if he refuses to recognize theirs, or can only imagine it in the context of his own potential suffering. They are expected to be good losers.”)
America Has a Ruling Class: Why do members of the political elite insist that they’re not? (attempting to subvert heuristics)
Wikipedia’s Deep Ties to Big Tech
If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It? Georgia’s new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context. (“…the thing about Jim Crow is that it wasn’t “Jim Crow” until, one day, it was.”)
You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic
Did the Boomers Ruin America? A Debate. The conservative writer Helen Andrews and the liberal journalist Jill Filipovic discuss why millennials are so mad at their parents’ generation. (ignore Andrews and just read Filipovic)

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