Links 5/24/22

Links for you. Science:

Scientists discover ‘ghost’ fossils beneath a microscope
The Annihilation of Florida: An Overlooked National Tragedy
Amazonian ‘camera traps’ provided images for massive archive
Scientist finds professor who supported her love for bugs when she was 4
Like it or not, invasive ‘Frankenfish’ are still among us
Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency: Inside the global hunt to identify mutations that might lead to more lethal variants.


‘Long covid’ is going to be a long haul
George W. Bush Stumbles Into a Moment of Truth
Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law
6 Ways to Fight for Abortion Rights After Roe
How our system of primary elections could destroy democracy
Even Under Roe, I Faced Barriers to Get an Abortion: In spite of having made up my mind, I still had to face unnecessary barriers in order to access medical care that I could have received online and by mail.
How Elise Stefanik, ‘bright light’ of a generation, chose a dark path
The School Board Culture War: Republicans are pushing national wedge issues to the local level, but smart progressives are beating them.
Metro’s recurring problems raise questions about oversight, management. As the rail system struggles to lure back riders whose confidence is shaken, future service cuts are likely if passengers don’t return (“The fundamental issue is that the appointing jurisdictions cheapen the board by appointing political ne’er-do-wells who have some contact with the appointing authority, and they know nothing about transit…A number of them have never been in the public sector. A number of them come equipped with preconceived notions …unfounded in reality.”)
When Right-Wing Attacks on School Textbooks Fell Short: Some essential lessons from an earlier culture war.
COVID’s Death Milestone And Mass Shootings: Is Mass Death The New Normal?
Numbers don’t lie: Even in Mass., GOP candidates are outpacing Democrat. The tallies are a warning to Democrats everywhere, said Secretary of State William F. Galvin.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women
Entire Maine town forced to shut after its only clerk quits over denied vacation
The Democrats Really Are That Dense About Climate Change. The party doesn’t even seem to realize that it’s blowing a once-in-a-decade chance to pass meaningful climate legislation.
Abortion’s Last Stand in the South: A Post-Roe Future Is Already Happening in Florida
What’s Behind America’s Shocking Baby-Formula Shortage?
‘What else have they been missing?’ Massive infant formula recall raises questions about FDA inspections
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, lied about secret database, report says
Democrats’ Major Campaign Tech Firm Shifts Under New Private Equity Owner
With the Buffalo massacre, white Christian nationalism strikes again
How Trump Caused Inflation
Vogue magazine publisher asked a British pub to change its name. It refused.
Is the Middle Class Musician Disappearing?

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