Links for you. Science:
Neutralizing Antibody Activity to SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) and Omicron (B.1.1.529) After One and Two Doses of BNT162b2 Vaccine in Infection-Naïve and Previously-Infected Individuals
Fauci says he’s taking 2nd course of Paxlovid after experiencing rebound with the antiviral treatment
NIH-funded project offers efficient approach when tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants (paper here)
Maryland Limits Male Blue Crab Harvests For The First Time Ever Amid Population Crisis
Clarence Thomas suggests Covid vaccines are derived from the cells of ‘aborted children’. Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in testing during the Covid vaccine development process, a practice that is common in vaccine testing.
‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia
Will Biden defend his own office from this court? The president must save the executive branch from the judiciary’s reckless power grab. (absolute must-read)
When the Terrorists Win. What happens to a nation when terrorist movements take power? (important–and there’s a reason 95% of abortions occur in clinics, not doctor’s offices or hospitals)
The fall of Roe is the culmination of the Democratic establishment’s failures (this will anger some people, but to think that the current Democratic leadership isn’t partially responsible for where we are is self-defeating madness; need to stop supporting ‘lovable losers’)
After the Norms: The Norms aren’t working. In their place we must embrace the dreaded “i” word.
New York Times Shows How McKinsey “Guided” Major Opioid Players, Causing Even More Deaths
In Wake Of Supreme Court Gun Ruling, D.C. Gun Owners Sue To Be Able To Carry Concealed Handguns On Metro (fucking Supreme Court)
How Japan Achieved One of The World’s Lowest Covid Death Rates
Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything
Sam Gilliam, Longtime D.C. Painter Whose Work Is Celebrated Around The World, Dies At 88
Doug Mastriano Is a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy
Political Lessons for Democrats in a Post-Roe America. Democrats can look across the aisle if they want pointers on how to overcome the challenges of an unrepresentative political system, a stacked Court, and their internal divisions. (much of the left, construed broadly, has been begging for this for two decades, give or take)
The Supreme Court’s big EPA decision is a massive power grab by the justices. West Virginia v. EPA confirms that the GOP-controlled Supreme Court will veto any federal regulation it wants.
‘Calm down,’ libs! A look back at select pieces of Roe commentary
No Way to Build a Railroad. Maryland’s outgoing GOP Governor Larry Hogan is eyeing a 2024 run for president. He is also leaving behind a mass transit mess.
Damn the Constitution, full speed ahead … toward a nation that is literally ungovernable
Pentagon UFO study led by researcher who believes in the supernatural
The rot runs deeper: What the actions of an obscure Wisconsin political appointee tell us about GOP democratic backsliding
Supreme Court to EPA: Don’t Touch the Thermostat, Kids. John Roberts has once again proved his devotion to the American corporate class.
Rude Compound Words on Reddit