Links 7/2/21

Links for you. Science:

The Last—And Only—Foreign Scientist in the Wuhan Lab Speaks Out
Here be humans
Dragon Man Emerges: A new species of archaic human?
mRNA Vaccines May Offer Lasting Protection, Study Finds
Human Behavior During the Pandemic Is More Important Than Any Covid Variant

Other:

Life, the Nation, the Planet: What’re They Worth to Ya?
Quick Comment on the Dismissal of Antitrust Suits Against Facebook
[Update: Being fixed] Twitter ditching ‘Latest’ chronological feed option on the web, still available on iOS for now
How years of mandate-claiming paved the way for the crisis of democracy (“…it’s worth contemplating how our tolerance for more benign electoral fictions has loosened the standards for truth when it comes to stories about elections.”)
Gosar’s siblings want their brother kicked out of Congress. They think Democrats are moving too slow.
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar to hold fundraiser with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes
Facebook Hits $1 Trillion in Market Value, Beats Gov’t Antitrust Rap (for Now). With a muddled decision, a judge just instructed Congress on why antitrust law needs to be rewritten. The FTC will likely refile its antitrust case against Facebook and move forward.
‘I consider him a traitor’: Rep. Paul Gosar’s family calls for his expulsion from Congress
Raise the Damned Gas Tax!
The truth about many in the GOP base: They prefer authoritarianism to democracy (some of us figured this out years ago…)
Shadow Republican: Joe Manchin’s Long History of Sabotaging Progressive Candidates in West Virginia
The House readies to sweep away residue from two centuries of war
US Intelligence Agencies Are Trying To Solve Scientific Mysteries And Failing Badly
The Predictable Path
WA lawmaker wears yellow Star of David at meeting, compares vaccine requirements to Holocaust
The Christian Right Didn’t Mobilize Against Abortion. They First Mobilized Against School Desegregation.
The GOP is mounting a dangerous new rebellion against federal authority
More than half of House Republicans stand with Confederate traitors in the U.S. Capitol
Inside Decades of Nepotism and Bungling at the N.Y.C. Elections Board (Democratic executive branch governance can be incompetent)
Kristi Noem Is Activating Forces That She Does Not Understand and Will Never Be Able to Control

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