Links 9/7/22

Links for you. Science:

Arm race among closely-related carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clones
Examination of SARS-CoV-2 In-Class Transmission at a Large Urban University With Public Health Mandates Using Epidemiological and Genomic Methodology
The unusual story behind a newly identified dinosaur’s name
Woman on beach finds fossil from unknown animal likely older than dinosaurs
Study raises concerns about the effectiveness of the monkeypox vaccine
Lab leaders wrestle with paucity of postdocs. Even high-profile scientists are struggling to recruit qualified postdoctoral researchers.

Other:

What Happened to the White Working Class? (“If the government, especially at the federal level, is no longer as reliable an enforcer of white privilege, then it’s grassroots initiatives by individuals and small groups that are helping to fill the gap—perpetrating the micro-aggressions that roil college campuses, the racial slurs yelled from pickup trucks, or, at a deadly extreme, the shooting up of a black church renowned for its efforts in the Civil Rights era.”)
The great GOP abortion backpedal: Republicans slowly realize they live in a partisan bubble
Autocracy and Anti-Abortion Go Hand in Hand
Mikhail Gorbachev, 91, is dead. The former Soviet premier became a sort of hero in the west. But he became that hero precisely because he was a massive failure.
The Democratic Party Shouldn’t Be a Gerontocracy
Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman meets hate with humor
The NFL Disrespects Women. What Else Is New?
Biden bumps back
Dark Money Windfall. With the help of $1.6 billion, right-wing supervillain Leonard Leo is about to wreak serious havoc.
Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame for Their Alaskan Defeat
Lessons for Progressives From Yuh-Line Niou’s Loss (this is the real reason why progressives back RCV)
Why Obama-Era Economists Are So Mad About Student Debt Relief. It exposes their failed mortgage debt relief policies after the Great Recession.
Record hot labor market has Minnesota scrambling for workers
Book banning in U.S. schools has reached an all-time high: What this means, and how we got here
The Mar-a-Lago espionage scandal is a three-alarm national security crisis. We should act like it.
Behind a neofascist façade, Patriot Front is really just another ‘white nationalist pyramid scheme’
Bosses want workers back by Labor Day. They’re not going in without a figh
The OnlyFans Lawsuit Illuminates the Danger Social Media Companies Pose to Us All—Here’s What You Need to Know
Why I’ve stopped fearing America is headed for civil war
How Boris Johnson Rigged British Politics for the Tories
Twitter can’t afford to be one of the world’s most influential websites. A document from whistleblower Peiter Zatko that details the company’s failings in policing misinformation shows what happens when a business model fails
Ron DeSantis Is an Honest-to-God Semi-Fascist
He used AI to win a fine-arts competition. Was it cheating?

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