Links for you. Science:
Changes in the Incidence of Invasive Bacterial Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, 2014–2020
Loss-of-function mutation in Omicron variants reduces spike protein expression and attenuates SARS-CoV-2 infection
Efficacy of Surgical Masks Versus N95 Respirators for the Prevention of COVID-19 in Dental Settings: A Systematic Review
SARS-CoV-2 incubation period across variants of concern, individual factors, and circumstances of infection in France: a case series analysis from the ComCor study
An elephant living in a Berlin zoo learns how to peel a banana
Association of COVID-19 Infection With Incident Diabetes
The Democrats’ Appalling Failure to Confront the Rogue, Right-Wing Supreme Court
Why BuzzFeed joined Gawker in the internet news graveyard
Why Republicans Want to Keep Free Money Out of Their Districts: The GOP wants to cut 24 clean energy tax credits—that disproportionately benefit Republican districts. (I think there’s more to be said here, such as no grassroots advocacy in these districts, in part due to structural constraints on the left side of the political spectrum)
The Supreme Court delivers a sigh of relief — and an outrageous dissent
Fox News Doesn’t Do Apologies
In an armed and tense nation, knocking on doors feels risky for workers
Democrats’ State-Level Comeback Hits Its Limits
Residents sue Arlington County over ‘missing middle’ zoning change (includes Mona Charen…)
Banking Crisis 3.0: Time to Change the Rules of the Game
How rising sea levels will affect New York City, America’s most populous city
Abortion ban states see steep drop in OB/GYN residency applicants (FAFO)
Nikki Haley Took A Stand Against The Confederate Flag. So Why Doesn’t She Want To Talk About It?
In wake of Ralph Yarl shooting, Black teens face fear and resignation
Democrats Struggle to Face the Illegitimate Court System
These celebrities ‘subscribed to Twitter Blue.’ Except they’re dead.
The interior of the Jugendstil “Tietz department store” from 1909 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Just Building More Won’t Solve All Our Housing Woes
Has Black Lives Matter Changed the World? A new book makes the case for a more pragmatic anti-policing movement—one that seeks to build working-class solidarity across racial lines. (for me, the ability to address the idea that police budgets could be cut might really have power in a few years)
For movie lovers, there’s a darker side to Netflix ending DVD rentals
Sorry, weed probably does not make you more creative
Feinstein must go, and Joe Manchin is the reason why
Is the reign of the surf thugs at Lunada Bay finally coming to an end? Looks like it
Biden announces reelection campaign with a focus on fighting for personal freedom (if he ties in some good economic policy to this narrative, he wins going away)
Tucker Carlson Is Leaving Fox News. Where Is He Going Next?
Ethical By Definition
Inside The Battle For North Dakota’s Bookshelves