Links 11/5/21

Links for you. Science:

Fearsome Dinosaur That Stalked Australia Was a Timid Plant Eater
Spiders are much smarter than you think. Researchers are discovering surprising capabilities among a group of itsy-bitsy arachnids.
Study links March Madness parties to more county COVID cases
COVID-19 vaccine gives 5 times the protection of ‘natural immunity,’ data show
The pandemic turned them into celebrities. Now, scientists are grappling with new power—and internet hate
An mRNA vaccine industry in the making

Other:

At A Chandler, AZ School Board Meeting An Antivaxx Woman Blames “The Jews” And Gets Applause For It.
Red Flags: As Trump propelled his supporters to Washington, law enforcement agencies failed to heed mounting warnings about violence on Jan. 6.
Out with professionalism and expertise, in with right-wing ideologues
The Most Damning Jan 6th Revelation Yet
Trolls
In Montana, conservative propaganda shows how close the nation has teetered toward fascism
Mayor Bowser’s nominees to the D.C. arts commission deserve consideration
The Excluded Perspectives
This D.C. school was a refuge for troubled teens. Now, after 168 years, it’s closed for good.
Texas Cops ‘Laughed’ As Biden Aides Pleaded For Help From Trucker ‘Trump Train’ Last Year: Lawsuit
Misinformation online is bad in English. But it’s far worse in Spanish.
Busted taillights, missing plates, tinted windows: Across the U.S., ticket revenue funds towns — and the police responsible for finding violations.
God, Trump and the Closed-Door World of a Major Conservative Group
As Sen. Joe Manchin’s Star Rose in West Virginia, the FBI and IRS Probed His Closest Allies. Decades of federal investigations looked into Manchin’s inner circle and business associates.
On New York’s White Democratic Party Chair Comparing a Black Woman to a KKK Leader. Jay Jacobs is deeply embarrassing and has been a deterrent to good government for too long. It’s time to get him out.
How economists helped Big Oil obstruct climate action for decades
Disgruntled Men Are Waging War on the Road By ‘Rolling Coal’. A Texas teen recently hit six cyclists after repeatedly blasting them with black smoke from a diesel-powered truck. It’s the logical end of a deeply stupid American tradition that’s grown in popularity in the last decade
Manchin Bailed Out Plant That Pays Millions to His Family’s Coal Company
The Rotten Core of the Republican Party
Conservatives Are Giving Ron DeSantis the Trump Treatment: Defend the imaginary version, ignore the real thing. (and DeSantis is a Great Barrington Declaration ideologue)
After opposing jobless benefits for citizens, GOP leaders now favor them for the unvaccinated
After 150 Years, Is L.A. Ready to Remember the Chinese Massacre?
Mayor Bowser and DC Health Launch Online Reporting Tool for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

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