Links 10/5/22

Links for you. Science:

Embryos Don’t Have Hearts
New drug has potential to turn SARS-CoV-2 virus against itself
Neptune and Its Rings Come Into Focus With Webb Telescope
For Once, the Hurricane Shark Was Real
Inflammation and autoreactivity define a discrete subset of patients with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, or long-COVID
How COVID-19 shaped mental health: from infection to pandemic effects


New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The U.S. Probably Won’t Contain Them. The coronavirus revealed flaws in the nation’s pandemic plans. The spread of monkeypox shows that the problems remain deeply entrenched.
Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status Left It Vulnerable to Hurricane Fiona
Do we want democracy too?
Biden says the COVID pandemic is over. He could have fooled me
Biden Has Helped the Quiet Revolution of Giving People Money
How GOP Governor Candidates Are ‘Blowing It’ in the Midwest
Student debt relief might cost $420 billion. That’s a bargain
Teen girl denied medication refill under AZ’s new abortion law
2 Men Targeted A School Librarian Who Spoke Out Against Censorship. They’re Not Facing Any Consequences.
Badly treated air travelers need a new advocate. Make that 50 new advocates. A long-overdue federal rule would make it easier for customers to collect refunds from airlines. Congress should also allow states to sue the carriers when their service is egregiously bad.
How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Helped Fund the Campaign to Overturn Roe
State Governments Are Colluding With Billionaires to Shield Their Wealth From Taxation
Wonking Out: How the Remote Work Craze Made Housing Affordability Worse
The Blackstone rebellion: how one country took on the world’s biggest commercial landlord
It Is A New Problem No One Else Has Dealt With
Stacked-Deck Supreme Court Blows the Whistle on the 2022 Season of Calvinball Jurisprudence
The Supreme Court Is Blowing Up Law School, Too
The Supreme Court Is On The Verge Of Killing The Voting Rights Act
Jackson Tangles With Gorsuch In Her First Oral Argument Appearance
Herschel Walker’s Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant
More Than 700 Children Have Died in a Measles Outbreak in Zimbabwe. It is driven by a decline in child immunization during the pandemic and the influence of an anti-vaccination evangelical church.
How Anti-Semitism Shaped the Ivy League as We Know It. America’s most prestigious universities became elite through policies designed to keep Jews out of them.
Republican elites killed their own followers

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