Links for you. Science:
Experts expect subvariants to cause ‘substantial’ summer cases of COVID-19
Hybrid measurement of respiratory aerosol reveals a dominant coarse fraction resulting from speech that remains airborne for minutes
How to Vaccinate People for Monkeypox—and Not Screw It Up
Bronze Age iron: Meteoritic or not? A chemical strategy.
There are more male than female specimens in natural history collections
Pathogenicity, transmissibility, and fitness of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron in Syrian hamsters
Prediction: American creationists will try again to get evolution out of schools
Dark Money Led To This Moment
How hiring the wrong medical “expert” derailed US pandemic response. An advocate for herd immunity inside the White House pushed to increase infections.
Why Right Wingers Are Weenies
The Supreme Court’s Next Target Is Marriage Equality. It Won’t Be the Last.
School bathroom closures statewide drive rising tensions, pushback
The Supreme Court’s Mask-Off Originalism Era Is Officially Underway
Corporate Bribery Just Became Illegal Again
“Power, Not Reason”: The Fall of Roe and the Rise of Republican Orthodoxy at the Supreme Court
HIPAA won’t protect you if prosecutors want your reproductive health records
The Ferocious, Well-Heeled Battle Against the SEC’s New Rules on Hedge Fund Activism
Getting Real About the Post-‘Roe’ World
Samuel Jackson Rips ‘Uncle Clarence’ Thomas For Risking Interracial Marriage In Roe Reversal
How to get your toddler vaccinated in the DMV
The Strange Tale of Tina Peters. The county clerk has been consumed by election conspiracy theories, lionized by a movement and indicted in a bizarre scheme. Will Republicans nominate her to run elections in Colorado?
Winsome, Lose Some: On Dobbs & Roe, the worst people may be those who want you to think they’re nice
The Constitution Is Whatever the Right Wing Says It Is
The Federal Reserve Is Hiking Too Fast: Inflation is mostly not caused by spending, and the Fed will have no help if it causes a recession.
Historian Uncovers The Racist Roots Of The 2nd Amendment
This past week has seen a repudiation of the court-based theory of change that has defined legal liberalism for several decades in the US: a theory that elite lawyers will always be able to use elite reasoning to persuade elite judges not to let things get out of hand.
Time for Real Coverage of the Supreme Court: We need a new approach to an ambitious political actor
Biden’s “new normal” on COVID is neither normal nor new. The administration is trying to normalize COVID deaths as they shift the goalposts on what it means to “beat” COVID