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.
A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It. A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year.
The Biologist Who Fell to Earth. At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.
New York: The Invention of an Imaginary City (excellent)
Are Democrats Falling Into a Republican Trap on Biden’s Biggest Priority?
How the U.S. Lost National Healthcare
What It Took To Get A Whole Metro Car Into Edgewood’s New Metrobar
A Backroom Deal To Kill Single Payer. Under pressure from labor leaders and insurance execs, NY Dem leaders are blocking a vote on health care legislation even though it has majority support in the legislature.
A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot
The Maddening, Twisted Story of the Diplomat Who Became a Troll
Warren Buffett and the Myth of the ‘Good Billionaire’
The Geophysicist Who Stormed the Capitol
Texas: The Only State to Commit Treason in Defense of Slavery Twice
Facial Recognition Failures Are Locking People Out of Unemployment Systems. ID.me’s CEO says unemployment fraud is costing taxpayers $400 billion, but his own company is denying claims because of problems with its tech, users say.
The myth of Alamo gets the history all wrong: Instead of a heroic stance for freedom, Texans fought to be able to enslave people
BuzzFeed’s ‘Community’ Scam Is a Nightmare Come True
Could the U.S. Have Saved More Lives? 5 Alternate Scenarios for the Vaccine Rollout
COVID-19 outbreak forces closure of Manatee government headquarters. 2 people have died (instead of “deep cleaning”, how about testing and requiring vaccination?)
Grievance Conservatives Are Here to Stay
Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union
America’s Worst Columnist Leaves With a Bang
AstraZeneca vaccinated fans can’t see Bruce Springsteen Broadway show
Will Democratic Court Nominations Live Up to Biden’s Promises?
What Republicans Mean When They Say ‘Stacey Abrams’
Early example of the original meaning of the term ‘filibuster’.