Links 8/26/21

Links for you. Science:

Cicada killer wasps have arrived. Don’t confuse them for murder hornets.
Little kids burn so much energy, they’re like a different species, study finds
Wales Covid deaths: A quarter caught virus in hospital
Meet the Giraffe Weevil. It’s Got a Secret Up Its Long Snout.
Scientists unlock clues to determining how safe vaccinated people are from Covid-19

Other:

The Afghanistan blame game begins — and the media immediately ignores what triggered this disaster (excellent: “This past weekend felt like being sucked back in time to the 2003-2005 era, when one had to turn to the lefty press and the blogosphere for sensical analysis because the mainstream media was so bought into the jingoistic war-mongering of the George W. Bush administration.”)
A conservative cardinal who criticized the vaccine caught covid. Days later, he was put on a ventilator. (another denialist gets COVID-19)
What the Hell Were We Doing There?
The Rich World’s Super-Spreader Shame
It’s liberals who are the tough-minded realists about policy
FBI Arrests ‘Tunnel Commander,’ An Anti-Abortion Extremist Who Fought Cops On Jan. 6
The Afghanistan Debacle: How Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden Bamboozled the American Public
The Strange Case of Dr. Cahill and Ms. Hyde: Professor Dolores Cahill’s scientific résumé can legitimize her false claims about COVID-19. Her crusade of misinformation raises the question of how far academic freedom goes.
Proud Boys stick to their formula in L.A.: Latch on to local right-wing causes, then bring violence
The Big Media Anti-Remote Op-Ed Complex
What If the US Had Fought the Saudis Instead of the Taliban?
The laughably unjustified hubris of the foreign policy/military blob
Our withdrawal from Afghanistan is not the disaster the media is making it
Comparisons between Afghanistan and Saigon are deeply flawed
Stewart Indian School’s 200 unmarked graves
Never going back again: On Covid changes
Ron DeSantis May Have Already Delivered the House to Republicans in 2022
Here’s why I don’t trust the Nudgelords…
Giant owes workers more than $165,000 in overtime pay from during pandemic, feds say
What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been
DC Housing Authority Board Authorizes Two-Year Contract For Interim Director Brenda Donald

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