Links for you. Science:
Cutting COVID isolation and mask mandates will mean more damage to business and health in the long run
The Summer Everyone Saw the Sharks. After a season of bites, panicked beaches, and annoyed researchers, it’s clear sharks are back in New York. We’re not ready for what that means.
A strange, forgotten pandemic of the past may hold clues for what’s coming in our future
It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off.
The Saguaro Cactus Was Never Meant to Burn. Annual wildfires pose an existential threat to a beloved Sonoran plant.
No One Knows What’s Inside the Smallpox Vaccine
Voters Don’t Believe You Stand for Things Until You Actually Do Them: What’s behind the Democratic comeback summer? Chalk it up to voters seeing Republicans overturn Roe and Democrats making big moves on issues like climate change. (must-read)
An ugly GOP election scam in Michigan unmasks a big right-wing lie
Michigan GOP leaders encourage rule breaking at poll worker training session (IOKIYAR)
Ending Free Covid Tests, US Policy Is Now “You Do You”. The Biden administration’s “soft closing” to the pandemic means a hard landing for the un- and underinsured. (wearing a mask isn’t hard. It’s just not)
Most Americans see Trump’s MAGA as threat to democracy: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Meridian Hill, probably in the 1920s, with the Dante and Joan of Arc statues in place but no cascade or retaining walls.
Let the Descendants of Britain’s Empire Have Their Glee
Elizabeth Warren Proposes Bill To Ban ‘Right-To-Work’ Laws
How a Billionaire’s “Attack Philanthropy” Secretly Funded Climate Denialism and Right-Wing Causes
Thousands Of Miles From Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II Will Always Be Remembered On One D.C. Street
Thomas, Barrett will further delegitimize the Supreme Court when they fail to recuse on key cases
Almost four years after her improbable arrival in Washington, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the political voice of a generation—and a cultural star whose power transcends politics. Now, as the country hurtles toward the midterm elections, AOC opens up about the battle over abortion, her own shot at the presidency, and why it’s critical that men step up now.
Bowser Denies Reports That D.C. Police Are Stepping Up Enforcement Of A Youth Curfew
Voices of Wards 7 And 8: The Overturn Of Roe V. Wade And The Black Community
‘It’s Becoming Too Expensive to Live’: Anxious Older Adults Try to Cope With Limited Budgets
Everything Wrong With Judge Cannon’s Ruling
The Big Lie has gotten Trump’s Michigan attorney general pick into Big Doo-doo
Judge Ridicules Trump Lawsuit As Yet Another Grievance Manifesto
Video surfaces of Doug Mastriano leading prayer for Congress to disregard 2020 election results
New Yorkers Roast the MTA’s New “You Do You” Masking Guidelines: The puzzling new graphic calls upon us to “respect each other’s choices,” including wearing a mask the wrong way.
Far right circles menacingly around Boise Pride, with smears, threats amplified by key influencers
Steve Bannon Cares About as Much About Building a Border Wall as I Do. His work with We Build the Wall, Inc., tells us a lot about how MAGA leaders see the movement.
‘Powerful division’ among public health leaders over how to pivot Covid-19 messaging
The Logic Behind Dobbs Was Always Crap, and Michigan Is a Case in Point