Links 5/27/23

Links for you. Science:

Bizarre Sea Creatures Illuminate the Dawn of the Animal Kingdom
How a High-Tech Egg Could Help the Endangered California Condor
New York City may be sinking under its own weight because the buildings are too heavy, scientists warn
Desert Monoliths Reveal World’s Oldest Architectural Plans
Effects of Mask Reuse on the Oropharyngeal, Skin and Mask Microbiome
Pre-infection COVID vaccination linked to lower odds of lingering symptoms (again, 1-2% of people get long COVID; paper here)


Imagine a Renters’ Utopia. It Might Look Like Vienna. (must-read)
The Debt Limit Situation: Biden has a variety of ways to ignore the debt limit. He has no way to legally follow it. (excellent)
Democrats Need to Get Over Their Pathetic Fear of the Supreme Court. Remembering what Franklin Roosevelt did when faced with a potential Court decision that would blow up the economy: prepare to ignore it. (must-read)
The Scum Economy
GOP extortion has backed Biden into a corner. He still has a way out. (if nothing else, make the courts do the dirty deed)
D.C. Ranks First For Urban Parks, Again. Some Residents Say It Shouldn’t
Engineered Helplessness
Biden is at his moment of maximum risk. Look out.
Trump won’t leave E. Jean Carroll alone — so she’s going to make him pay
The GOP Is in an Abusive Relationship with Trump
I’ve started to wonder if the whole debt ceiling crisis isn’t about Republicans’ determination to cut taxes for the wealthy at all costs.
Trump’s worst judge will hear a $1.8 billion attack on Planned Parenthood
Joe Manchin Rents Office Space to Firm Powering FBI, Pentagon Biometric Surveillance Center: Tygart Technology was founded by Manchin’s daughter in 1991, and it’s headquartered in the same building as his coal company.
Doctors Who Spread Medical Misinformation Should Lose Their Licenses. Why Don’t They?
Telecom company sued by nearly every state over billions of robocalls
How Washington Bargained Away Rural America
Book Publishers Are Trying to Destroy Public E-Book Access in Order to Increase Profits
The White House Wants a Debt Ceiling Deal
The Democrats Have Already Lost the Debt Ceiling Fight
The Debt Ceiling Is Unconstitutional—but Not for the Reason You Think
Workers want a four-day week. Why hasn’t it happened?
At Least Free the Debt Ceiling Hostage
Covid Kills One Person Every Four Minutes as Vaccine Rates Fall
Minnesota Democrats just keep winning
The Real Winner? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Debt Limit Update: The GOP Admits to Extortion

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