Links 4/19/21

Links for you. Science:

The Louisiana red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
More young people are getting hospitalized as a ‘stickier,’ more infectious coronavirus strain becomes dominant
This ancient shark fossil is exquisite. But some researchers wonder if they’ll be able to study it
In the ancient Mississippian settlement of Cahokia, vast social events – not trade or the economy – were the founding principle.
Why is it so hard to review the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Data.

Other:

‘You Can’t Trust Anyone’: Russia’s Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret
Whatever we may think of modern monetary theory, its day in the sun has arrived
Respectfully, Justice Breyer, court enlargers aren’t the problem
John Boehner Should Just Shut the #&%! Up
One America News Network Stays True to Trump. A recent OAN segment said there were “serious doubts about who’s actually president,” and another blamed “anti-Trump extremists” for the Capitol attack.
Republicans got the Supreme Court they wanted: That will change America forever (“When you control the Supreme Court, you have the option to abandon democracy.”)
How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower’s account
Andrew Yang, Celebrity Politician
NSA official installed as Trump left office resigns after he was sidelined (one burrower down, so many to go…)
Two blocks from the Federal Reserve, a growing encampment of the homeless grips the economy’s most powerful person
I’ve worked for two billionaires. Here’s my advice for rich people who want to buy a newspaper.
Whose streets? Their streets.
America Has Pandemic Senioritis: Being so close (and yet so far) is a stress all its own.
‘Ripe for fraud’: Coronavirus vaccination cards support burgeoning scams
Fox executives think Tucker’s ‘replacement theory’ talk was just fine as white nationalists exult
The fake innovation of gig companies
Left-Behind Suburbs Are a Civil-Rights Battleground: Communities like Brooklyn Center, Minnesota—where police killed Daunte Wright—are perfectly tailored to produce inequality, discrimination, and conflict.
How Taiwan Beat COVID-19 – New Study Reveals Clues to its Success
The superspreader events that governments let happen
DeSantis Vaccine Slogan Is ‘Seniors First’ – But ‘Rich, White Seniors First’ Is What Happened
The GOP’s big bulk book-buying machine is boosting Republicans on the bestseller lists

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1 Response to Links 4/19/21

  1. “When you control the Supreme Court, you have the option to abandon democracy.”
    …except that abandoning democracy involves abandoning the Constitution; in other words, it involves a silent revolution, discrediting and devalidating all of the institutions defined by the Constitution — including the Supreme Court. The upshot is that no one controls anything, and the more you imagine that you control, the worse you are going to get hurt.

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