Links 10/29/22

Links for you. Science:

D.C.’s great rat migration — and how they survived during the pandemic
Republican Senate staff tout lab-leak theory of the pandemic’s origin
Crank Doctors and Their Allies Are Ready for War With the Medical Establishment
Nosocomial outbreak by NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae highly resistant to cefiderocol, Florence, Italy, August 2021 to June 2022
Ancient Maya cities were dangerously contaminated with mercury
Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 escape mutations during Bamlanivimab therapy in a phase II randomized clinical trial


What A Strange Piece
The Crypto Story: Where it came from, what it all means, and why it still matters. (very good and very long)
The war for democracy in Pennsylvania
That Cardboard Box in Your Home Is Fueling Election Denial
For those still trying to duck covid, the isolation is worse than ever
An Ode to the New York Subway
Republicans have shown who they are. Voters should believe them.
The Rough Streets Of The Main Line
Why candidate debates are so awful — and how to fix them
Kanye West Destroys Himself. By embracing anti-Semitism, he has become the author of his own demise.
The Impeachment of Joe Biden: And possibly Kamala Harris, and Merrick Garland, and Alejandro Mayorkas, and Antony Blinken
Protesters So Ill, They Couldn’t Get Arrested
Michigan GOP candidate Tudor Dixon wants a new book ban: No divorced characters
Metro Exploring Short-Term Fare Hikes And Long-Term Fare Overhauls
The Weimar Republic has a warning for the U.S. about its judges. It’s dangerous to have a judiciary hostile to democracy
The 1950s question that is a key predictor of Trump/GOP supporters
Welcome to hell, Elon. You break it, you buy it.
Why St. Louis hero teacher Jean Kuczka did what 376 Uvalde cops couldn’t
Democrats Need to Remember What It Means to Be a Workers’ Party. Between price gouging and stock buybacks, it’s time to talk about what’s really driving inflation.
“Expert” formerly slated to testify in favor of Florida ban on trans health care once called to include a “P” for pedophiles in LGBTQ
Racist tweets quickly surfaced after Musk closed Twitter deal
High-Tech Cars Are Killing the Auto Repair Shop
Elissa Silverman Walks a Tricky Political Tightrope with New Sports Betting Legislation
What really happened with that Ukraine letter? We asked Joe Cirincione to explain.

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