Monthly Archives: June 2021

Links 6/22/21

Links for you. Science: This giant prehistoric rhino was the biggest land mammal to walk the Earth The Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts Warn Maine Residents Fend Off Poisonous Caterpillars Pediatric cardiologists explain myocarditis and why … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Child Tax Credit Edition

One of Biden’s signature anti-poverty programs is the Child Tax Credit, which gives families $300 per month per child as a tax refund (if someone pays no taxes, they receive a check). Unfortunately, the implementation leaves a lot to be … Continue reading

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Links 6/21/21

Links for you. Science: The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man: In a crowded field of wrongness, one person stands out: Alex Berenson. New Dinosaur Species Is Australia’s Largest, Researchers Say Glacier Blood? Watermelon Snow? Whatever It’s Called, Snow Shouldn’t Be So Red. … Continue reading

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The Mayoral Retirement Non-Crisis

Over at Politico, there’s an article about how many mayors are deciding to leave office, in part, due to trials and travails of the COVID-19 crisis. This is presented as a bad thing. That is wrong. Some asshole with a … Continue reading

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Links 6/20/21

Links for you. Science: ‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave World’s smallest dinosaur is actually a ‘weird’ prehistoric lizard, scientists say Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19? A Mysterious Crater’s Age … Continue reading

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Kiss

Observed at the corner of 13th and Q Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Links 6/19/21

Links for you. Science: An Analysis of Private Healthcare Claims: A Detailed Study of Patients with Long-Haul COVID As coronavirus recedes, colds and common viruses are back — especially among children Coronavirus vaccinations for young children should be an urgent … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: First Museum in Sixteen Months Kids, Delta, and Household COVID-19 Transmission Vaccines, ‘Passports’, and Lying The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Better 21st Century Servants The Critical Race Theory Moral Panic and the … Continue reading

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Links 6/18/21

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women During Pregnancy — Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–May 8, 2021 Scientists Report Earliest Known Coronavirus Infections in Five U.S. States (paper here; not entirely convinced) … Continue reading

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The Critical Race Theory Moral Panic and the Southern Baptist Convention

There are two very odd things about the recent hyping of ‘critical race theory.’ First, I think a lot of people–even White ones!–wouldn’t disagree with the premise that the legal system has built in structural biases against Black people. Of … Continue reading

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