Links 11/8/21

Links for you. Science:

Mathematical Models of Plasmid Population Dynamics
Aaron Rodgers said he did the research on covid vaccines. Here’s how he was wrong, according to experts
Safe traveling in public transport amid COVID-19 (the U.S. needs better masks)
Sian Proctor, the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft: ‘The reality is that solving for space solves for Earth’
Toronto is home to the world’s largest lake-powered cooling system. Here’s how it works.
Could long covid unlock clues to chronic fatigue and other poorly understood conditions?

Other:

This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret it 400 years later. (must-read)
Phil Rocco on the Democrats’ trick handcuffs. Opponents of health reform have found a friend in the CBO, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Mendelson Notches Embarrassing Loss on Arts Commission Nominations (I didn’t see Erin Palmer say anything about this. If she wants to beat Mendelson, you have to attack when the opportunity presents itself. This isn’t an ANC race)
The Voters of the Mequon-Thiensville School District Can See What’s Going On. Can the National Media?
After Six Months of Acrimony, Washington, D.C.’s Culture Commission Gets a Progressive Shakeup With Big Implications
Pilots kept reporting a ‘jetpack man’ flying over Los Angeles. The FBI has a different theory.
Lessons From Virginia: You Can’t Ignore the Civil War
Wards 7 and 8 have long represented poor, Black D.C. neighborhoods. What does it mean to redistrict them?
Gotta Get More Racist
CNN, spilled milk, and why any of this matters
KINDER, KÜCHE, KRAPOLA.
An abnormal Republican Party was treated normally by voters in New Jersey and Virginia (because professional Democrats don’t tell people how horrible the GOP is, and when rank-and-file Dems do, we’re disowned)
Eight GOP candidates who were present at Jan. 6 insurrection won their elections on Tuesday
Progressive win in primary was illusion in conservative city (call yourself a socialist, when you’re just adopting Hubert Humphrey’s economics plan, is stupid)
Neo-Nazi told leader of group at deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally: ‘We’re all doing it together’
A ransomware gang shut down after Cybercom hijacked its site and it discovered it had been hacked
There Was No Voter Fraud in Virginia Because a Republican Won. Glenn Youngkin sought a middle ground on Trump affiliation and paid no price for Republicans’ authoritarian turn in recent years.
Insurrection Barbie who said she was ‘definitely not going to jail,’ is … going to jail
Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ Is Too Crazy to Believe — and Too Dangerous to Ignore: The Fox News host’s series on the Jan. 6 insurrection is a piece of fascist propaganda that wouldn’t be out of place in 1930s Berlin
The Powerful G.O.P. Strategy Democrats Must Counter if They Want to Win
Brad Raffensperger Refused Trump’s Attempt To Steal Georgia. Now He’s Doomed. (though as the article notes, he still is trying to restrict the franchise. He’s just less awful)
Tucker’s gaslighting campaign is about more than just justifying the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
House Democrats Back Off Targeting Billionaire Tax Schemes and Swap in New Nicotine Levy
New 2020 Autopsy: Demographics Won’t Save Democrats
While Democrats Flounder, Los Angeles Looks Ahead. The city’s new UBI program shows an ambition and ingenuity sorely lacking in today’s politics.

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