Links 7/8/21

Links for you. Science:

Dinosaurs were already struggling before the asteroid strike that doomed them to extinction, study finds
Efficacy of Portable Air Cleaners and Masking for Reducing Indoor Exposure to Simulated Exhaled SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols — United States, 2021
New, deadly bacteria may be lurking in US; CDC warns of three puzzling cases
Lottery-Based Incentive in Ohio and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
Scientists identify long-sought marker for COVID vaccine success

Other:

The Fourth Of July: The America That Could Be
Voters Support Biden’s Infrastructure Package, Including Its Climate Provisions
Climate change could cost condo boards billions. They aren’t ready for it. (“In effect, condo and HOA developments are a huge experiment in privatization of local government functions, and sometimes the offloading of government responsibilities goes too far.” Ya think?)
The empire strikes back: Mainstream Dems try to crush the left in Buffalo and Cleveland. Progressive Black women are poised to win in two struggling heartland cities — and old-line Democrats aren’t happy
Most contactless service is awful. You can tell because the rich don’t do it. (seems laminating the menus would’ve been cheaper)
Florida’s Condo Collapse Foreshadows a Concrete Crack-Up
Bring Back Menus!
July 4 is the time to remove the asterisk from US citizenship
The future is symmetrical
The panic over critical race theory is an attempt to whitewash U.S. history
The Tokyo Olympics Are A Moral Disaster
July 4 Didn’t Have To Be Like This
On July 4, recognize the Black and Indigenous soldiers who helped win the Revolutionary War
Tax Cut Or Benefit: Democrats Are Giving Parents Money, But Don’t Know What To Call It
Grand Unified Theory Of The “Culture War”
6 Months After Attack On U.S. Capitol, Corporate Pledges Fall Flat: Many companies have resumed donations to lawmakers who supported the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite initially pledging not to finance insurrectionists.
Trump tests the right’s patriotism: Republicans suddenly begin to sour on the military, police. If there’s one lasting legacy of Donald Trump it’s that there are no longer any sacred cows on the American right
How The Reagan Revolution Collapsed America & the Florida Condo
School Privatization Lobby Places Fake News on Local Stations. With Ed Newsfeed, the Betsy DeVos-funded American Federation for Children distributes syndicated content to TV stations. They run it as news.
Chinese surveillance firm builds influence in Washington, with help from former members of Congress
We Must Do What Is Popular and Right, and Expand Medicare

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