Links 9/22/23

Links for you. Science:

Intra- vs. inter-host evolution of SARS-CoV-2 driven by uncorrelated selection -The evolution thwarted (important and neato)
Two Artificial Tears Outbreak-Associated Cases of Extensively Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Detected Through Whole Genome Sequencing–Based Surveillance
The Overlooked Danger That’s Massacring Wildlife: A new book argues that there’s nothing worse for wild animals than cars.
‘Crossings’ explores the science of road ecology
Recruitment of a Middling Promiscuous Enzyme Drives Adaptive Metabolic Evolution in Escherichia coli
Genomic Mysteries of Giant Bacteria: Insights and Implications


Her students reported her for a lesson on race. Can she trust them again? Mary Wood’s school reprimanded her for teaching a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Now she hopes her bond with students can survive South Carolina’s politics. (must-read)
I Was Attacked by Trump and Musk. It Was a Strategy to Change What You See Online. (also must-read)
The GOP wants to impeach Biden for ‘corruption’? Don’t make me laugh. (not impeaching Trump on the emoluments clause was so stupid)
Peter Baker For The Defense
Non-White Americans are much more confident in democracy
Washington Metro’s Fast-Moving, Hard-Charging Transit Chief
I’ve always loved tech. Now, I’m a Luddite. You should be one, too.
How Neighbors Got NYPD to Stop Parking on a School Sidewalk After 40 Years
Paper checks are dead. Cash is dying. Who still uses them?
There’s Only One Way to Interview Donald Trump: And it’s not whatever Kristen Welker did over the weekend.
Cop Cities in a Militarized World
UAW justifies wage demands by pointing to CEO pay raises. So how high were they?
The ‘Biden Aliases’: How The GOP’s Scandalmongering Inspired An Armed Protest
An Intellectual and a Moral Failure: Richard Hanania’s new book is a Trojan horse for white supremacy.
Trump Celebrates Rosh Hashanah With Anti-Semitic Warning To ‘Liberal Jews’
What I Most Regret About My Decades of Legal Activism: By focusing on civil liberties but ignoring economic issues, liberals like me got defeated on both.
Some Democrats Are Trying to Preemptively Outlaw a Billionaire Tax
Ultra-wealthy people are working remotely from their superyachts and running their businesses from the high seas (back to the office, proles!)
Trump and Musk mark Rosh Hashanah with antisemitism
What Happens When Wall Street Buys Most of the Homes on Your Block?
Marc Benioff drops a bomb after calling Salesforce workers back to their desks: ‘I don’t work well in an office—it just doesn’t work with my personality’ (back to the office proles!)
The Most Interesting Element of the Hunter Biden Indictment
As Virginia Gears Up For Elections, High School Sexual Assaults In Loudoun Dominate News
Three reasons Biden’s problems appear to be overblown
The CDC wants your trust back: It’ll ‘take time to rebuild.’: The CDC’s new director is traveling the country, meeting with state leaders and using social media to win back the public’s trust. (CDC Director Cohen could start by wearing a mask indoors)
Exposing the Dangers of Predatory Abortion Studies: MDPI Redefines Predatory Publishing
The Saudi-Russian (Trumpy) Alliance

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