Links 4/28/22

Links for you. Science:

These male spiders adopted an unusual strategy to survive sexual cannibalism
We’re Fighting Covid With Faulty Data
Why Nasal Sprays Are Poised to Be the Next Weapon for Fighting Covid
Global Distribution of mcr Gene Variants in 214K Metagenomic Samples
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Mu, Beta, Gamma, Lambda, Delta, Alpha, and Omicron in Wastewater Settled Solids Using Mutation-Specific Assays Is Associated with Regional Detection of Variants in Clinical Samples
The Impact of Evolving SARS-CoV-2 Mutations and Variants on COVID-19 Vaccines (good review)


Freedum of Speech
Mystery candidate shakes up Oregon House contest
Evan McMullin Is Betting That People Care About Mike Lee’s Role in Trying to Overturn the 2020 Election
The Best Question During Today’s School Prayer Arguments Came From … Brett Kavanaugh?
The GOP is no longer a party. It’s a movement to impose White Christian nationalism.
Jose Alvarado Is A Delightful Pest
The Accidental Revolution: Democrats got one thing right—the American Rescue Plan. It might just realign U.S. politics.
On The Elon Musk Razzmatazz
The Best Hope for Peace in Europe Is Victory for Ukraine
The Revolt of the College-Educated Working Class
Just Call Trump a Loser: His record is clear. Some nervy Republican challenger should say so.
Are Democrats sleepwalking into long-term catastrophe?
Don’t Arse It Up
COVID Cases Rise in Coachella Valley After Music Festival
Covid’s circling the White House. What are the risks to someone like Biden? (related thoughts here)
The Right is Actualy Losing the Culture War
Don’t let Mallory McMorrow fight bigotry alone

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