Links for you. Science:
Novel Clinical mNGS-Based Machine Learning Model for Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Acinetobacter baumannii
Masks come down, respiratory infections go up for young kids
Attacking SARS-CoV-2 Infection from a Different Front
Symptom-based diagnosis captures more long-COVID cases than ICD-10 definition
Prevalence and characteristics of long COVID in elderly patients: An observational cohort study of over 2 million adults in the US
How a rural school teacher became a top COVID sleuth. A self-taught Indiana man is among a cadre of community scientists who scour the SARS-CoV-2 genome for problematic mutations.
Elon Musk Figured Out the Media’s Biggest Weakness: Here’s why the press falls for his stunts every time.
A Starship Post-mortem: Why the giant rocket failed and why it’s Elon Musk’s fault
Trump touts authoritarian vision for second term: ‘I am your justice’: The former president is proposing deploying the military domestically, purging the federal workforce and building futuristic cities from scratch
MAGA Republicans take over a county, and it all started with masks (weaklings and cowards; background here)
Cities Keep Building Luxury Apartments Almost No One Can Afford. Cutting red tape and unleashing the free market was supposed to help strapped families. So far, it hasn’t worked out that way.
Is Your Robo Lawyer Breaking the Law?
How Reading The Economist Helped Me to Stop Worrying About White Supremacy
It May Be Time for Disney to Sue Florida
The Supreme Court Has Preserved Access to the Abortion Pill—Over Alito’s Salty Objection
Sean Penn Accuses Biden Labor Cops of “Abusive Conduct” (IANAL, but putatively liberal organizations treating workers like shit has to stop)
The Collapse of BuzzFeed News Shows Why For-Profit Journalism is a Disaster
Intelligence Gossip & a Leak Postmortem: Two weeks after a stunning and embarrassing intelligence breach, official Washington is finally coming to terms with the reality of what got out, what might follow, and why this keeps happening.
Homelessness Is An Entirely Solvable Problem
Civil Unraveling in the Deep South
A Victory For Advocacy Journalism
Samuel Alito is not mad. Do not write that he was mad
Working sick: Americans with long COVID struggle to make a living
A stabbing in a liberal city, a rush to assumptions, then a revision: The Bob Lee killing in San Francisco shows how crime reporting gets almost everything wrong.
Florida Prosecutor’s Racism Policy Leaked
The Threat of Civil Breakdown Is Real: National security officials are still not prepared for a far-right revolt.
As remote work takes hold, Boston’s office market starts to wobble
Mifepristone Rulings: The Hypocrisy Of The Anti-Abortion Movement Explained
Making too little to get affordable housing — and other problems with trying to stay in Boston. As the cost of living drives friends out of the city, I’m eyeing apartment applications with a creeping sense of hopelessness.
When the Culture Wars Come for the Public Library: A Montana county’s battle shows how faith in public learning and public space is fraying.
BuzzFeed, Blue Check Marks, and the End of an Internet Era. Just a decade ago, Twitter and BuzzFeed were the popular poles of online life. Now their struggles are emblematic of where social media went wrong. (but if Grimes doesn’t dump Musk–and I’m not blaming her–does this internet era still come to an end?)
Unrepentant bigot is instant GOP frontrunner in North Carolina governor’s race