Links for you. Science:
Assessment of the effectiveness of Omicron transmission mitigation strategies for European universities using an agent-based network model (I’m reluctant to link to this because this paper is going to be misunderstood horribly)
It ain’t over ’til it’s over
Warning on Mass Extinction of Sea Life: ‘An Oh My God Moment’
We Created the ‘Pandemicene’: By completely rewiring the network of animal viruses, climate change is creating a new age of infectious dangers.
The Sexual Long COVID (SLC): Erectile Dysfunction as a Biomarker of Systemic Complications for COVID-19 Long Haulers
Coronavirus wave this fall could infect 100 million, administration warns
IS THAT A GOOD TACTIC?!?!!?!? (excellent; “Channel, don’t chastise.”)
How the White House Correspondents Dinner Broke the Democratic Party: A generation of operatives raised on West Wing fantasy and armed with Twitter accounts leveraged their proximity to Barack Obama to make celebrity the end goal of public service
One Weird Trick To Destroy Conservatives (It’s Not That Weird). A Very Simple Approach To Seemingly Complex Issues
Blue States Will Be Stretched to Their Limits Post-Roe
Yet Again, A Judicial Counterrevolution Looks To Chain The Country To An Imagined Past
New York’s Redistricting Chaos Is Now the Nation’s Problem (years in the making–professional Democrats suck at their jobs, including disgraced former Gov. Cuomo)
As community veers right, political division tears apart Sarasota, Fla.
Whatever It Takes, Democrats Must Defend Abortion Rights. Voters did their part by electing Democrats in 2020. It’s past time these elected leaders did theirs.
Why Canceling Student Debt Is a Matter of Racial Justice
It’s Time for Democrats to Do More Than Vote-Shaming. Despite their control of the House, Senate, and presidency, Democrats won’t take responsibility for an unprecedented attack on reproductive rights on their watch.
“Let Me Go Get My Big White Man”: The Clientelist Foundation of Contemporary Antiracist Politics (a bit overdone, but interesting)
Faithful Dog Refuses To Leave Side Of Friend Being Taken To The Hospital (THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOY)
Nothin’ but the Rent: Modern economies are dominated by the rentier
Far-right violence declined in 2021, study finds, but conditions suggest a calm before the storm
“Rape Dads”: Lawrence O’Donnell Gets It
Means-Testing Student Debt Relief: Big Hassle, No Results. Almost nobody will likely fall above the proposed income threshold. It’s purely a tax on borrowers’ time.
Wall Street Isn’t Ready for the Crackdown Coming Its Way
How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens. The inside story of the world’s most notorious commercial spyware and the big tech companies waging war against it.
You can protest the otherwise unaccountable Supreme Court anywhere you like as long as there’s no chance a justice will have to see it
Antisemitic slurs hurled at players in Massachusetts high school baseball game (something is really messed up in MA youth sports)
Overturning Roe Is a Radical Decision, Not Conservative (clock stopped twice a day etc…)
Claims of a communication breakdown involving Metro’s sidelined railcars