Links 9/6/22

Links for you. Science:

Gene editing could revive a nearly lost tree. Not everyone is on board.
Once nearly extinct, bison are now climate heroes
African Crater Adds an Asteroid Strike to the Late Dinosaur Era
Could tiny blood clots cause long COVID’s puzzling symptoms?
S.F. Bay’s algae bloom is the largest in over a decade. Here’s why it’s puzzling scientists
Tiny discovery in Chinese lab could be a big deal in stopping Covid-19 (perhaps etc.)

Other:

Barbara Ehrenreich, activist and groundbreaking author, dies at 81
Anthony Fauci Should Have Resigned a Long Time Ago (my long time beef has been NIAID’s mediocre AMR portfolio)
How school boundaries and feeder patterns shape DC’s housing and education inequalities
When work becomes your religion, nothing else matters
The Origins of the Elite Edgelords
Turning Downtown Residential: Why It’s Poised to Happen
Turns out that the way America decides when it’s in a recession is like something out of The Illuminati (“…such a statistical agency would put economists ‘in the enviable position of being the logical arbiters in the class struggle now beginning.'”)
It’s Not Just Abortion Rights. Michigan Republicans Are Undermining Democracy.
Too many Americans live in places built for cars — not for human connection
Liberty Counsel’s Donor Records and Pro-Trump Election Messaging Exposed in Data Breach. Thanks to its tax status, the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group has largely avoided public scrutiny.
Living in a city with no water: ‘This is unbearable’
Shocking New Lesson In Florida Public School Boosts Trump’s Election Lie
Wecan’tpossibly putthispetition ontheMichiganballot. It’sincomprehensible!
This was supposed to be the summer Maine tourism returned to normal. Instead, ‘this year has been the toughest.’
To sound the alarm on democracy, Biden chose the perfect stage
‘Disturbed and disappointed’ lawmakers want answers after federal officials slam state agency over T oversight failures
A neighborhood’s cryptocurrency mine: ‘Like a jet that never leaves’
Sarah Palin’s Loss Is Democracy’s Gain
Post-Roe, some areas may lose OB/GYNs if medical students can’t get training
No Democratic president in my lifetime ever talked about a Republican predecessor like that
Figuring out how many ‘MAGA Republicans’ there actually are
There’s no way Biden would use the term ‘semi-fascist’ if he did not believe that most Americans are behind the Democrats
Offices have reopened. Persuading commuters to fill them isn’t so simple. D.C.-area office occupancy rates and transit ridership remain far below pre-pandemic levels as many workers stay home
The Housing Crisis is Democracy’s Dead Canary.
Texas’s latest democratic backslide is of Biblical proportions

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