Links 11/16/22

Links for you. Science:

The New Covid Boosters Are Incredible, and Everyone Should Get One
The $6 Billion Shot at Making New Antibiotics—Before the Old Ones Fail
Crypto company’s collapse strands scientists
DC hospital tracks ‘rapidly increasing numbers’ of flu amid RSV, COVID-19 cases
Will We Get Omicron’d Again?
Time Is Running Out for the Leap Second

Other:

Yay They (Sorta) Won – Boo They’re Still Bad At This
I win an argument with Blake Hounshell
Elon Musk Has No Idea What He’s Doing at Twitter
Elon only trusts Elon: Employees and advertisers keep warning him about the risks of changes he’s making to Twitter — but he’s not listening
Meta’s layoffs make it official: Facebook is ready to part ways with the news
Why the GOP’s popular-vote edge hasn’t translated to more House seats
Reality waits to see if it has a new supporter
Musk Publicly Punishes Twitter Engineers Who Call Him Out Online
Georgia Isn’t Just Gravy. Democrats can do a lot more with 51 Senate seats.
The Heart of “Crypto”
The D.C. Council Is Set To Overhaul The Entire Criminal Code. Here’s Everything You Need To Know
One Cord to Rule Them All
Most threats against HBCUs this year linked to one minor, FBI says
NYT Investigation Offers Biased Reporting on Puberty Blocker Concerns
Virginia education department proposes major changes to social studies standards
Why Do They *Think* That?
Republicans Want to Blame Their Election Disaster on Trump. Don’t Fall for It.
DCHA Internal Audits Found Millions in Overcharges and Illegal Procurement Practices. One audit says DCHA was overcharged by $2.1 million. Another accuses Director Brenda Donald of contracting malfeasance.
The Inside Story of Sean Patrick Maloney’s Face Plant in New York
Abortion, Democracy and The Bogey of Issue Literalism
It’s Been 100 Years Since Cars Drove Pedestrians Off The Roads
What Did Dobbs Actually Accomplish?
The republic is not dead yet
After Silver Line, Tysons makes progress in becoming less car-centric

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