Links 8/13/22

Links for you. Science:

Of Course Biden Has Rebound COVID
Antlers Do What No Other Bones Can. Deer almost break their bodies to build antlers each year, and scientists still don’t really know why.
Why So Many Cars Have Rats in Them Now
Call for hippos to join list of world’s most endangered animals
Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth
Stop Codon Usage as a Window into Genome Evolution: Mutation, Selection, Biased Gene Conversion and the TAG Paradox


What Should Worry Most Americans About Our Monkeypox Response
I Learned the Hard Way Just How Barbaric American Health Care Is
The Boss Will See You Now: We are experiencing a major turning point in the surveillance of workers, driven by wearable tech, artificial intelligence, and Covid.
Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them. As the post-Roe era underscores the risks of digital surveillance, a new survey shows that teens face increased monitoring from teachers—and police.
D.C. To Open Walk-Up Monkeypox Vaccine Clinics Every Friday
Another day, another visit: Impact of Arkansas’ mandatory waiting period for women seeking an abortion by demographic groups
As The School Year Looms, D.C. Scrambles To Get Students Caught Up On Routine Vaccinations
The Kansas bombshell shows how Democrats might fix a big 2022 problem
CDC: Consider fewer sexual partners to avoid monkeypox
The Rat’s Jim Harold turned a basement barroom into a bastion of rock ’n’ roll
The Week “Dark Brandon” Died
Republicans are in a panic over Democratic tax proposals. Guess why.
White House to Establish Office on Long Covid
Indiana Governor Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban
Tort Reform
Dystopia for Realists: Regulating the automation revolution
To Beto or Not to Beto: Is Beto O’Rourke a generationally talented politician just waiting for the right race? Or a lovable loser-martyr who raises gobs of money and lights it on fire? Actually, a third narrative is emerging…
Who Profits? How urban nonprofits became handmaidens to neoliberalism
Against Liberalism: Luke Savage’s The Dead Center exposes the hypocritical pseudo-progressivism that needs to be defeated
Abortion as self-defense in the coming age of ‘personhood’
Only One Welfare Tweak Made It Through the Democratic Trifecta
Becoming the Workers’ Party Again. With their new and overdue embrace of industrial policy, the Democrats can now deliver to working-class voters who’ve understandably felt betrayed.
How Neil Gaiman kept control of the Sandman characters
A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there. Recruiters say OB/GYNs are turning down offers, a warning for conservative-dominated states already experiencing shortages

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