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When D.C. Becomes a State, Our Wards Need to Become Counties

Despite Senators Manchin and Sinema, who are what narcissists look like when they lack significant sociopathic tendencies (though Manchin is also an ideologue), I’m going with when, not if. One long-standing problem when looking at data for D.C. is that … Continue reading

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Links 4/21/21

Links for you. Science: The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season New Record: 47 People On Flight Test Positive For Coronavirus NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter lifts off of Mars COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions B.1.1.7 variant … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire When It Comes to Voter Suppression

So, I really don’t think Democrats should figure out how to suppress Republican voters–no one should be suppressing anyone else’s vote. But if Democrats did, that probably would force Republicans to get on board with a voting rights act–or enough … Continue reading

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Links 4/20/21

Links for you. Science: How Many People Have Had COVID-19? Humans solve problems by adding complexity, even when it’s against our best interests U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants Biden administration removes Trump-era restrictions on fetal … Continue reading

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Gym Jordan Is an Asshole, but Fauci’s Response Should Have Been Better

Last week, Republican Congressman Jim ‘Gym‘ Jordan pressed NIAID Director Anthony Fauci on when the horrible infringements on our liberties modest public health measures because it’s just a cloth mask, not a fucking testicle clamp would end. While it’s kinda … Continue reading

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Links 4/19/21

Links for you. Science: The Louisiana red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii More young people are getting hospitalized as a ‘stickier,’ more infectious coronavirus strain becomes dominant This ancient shark fossil is exquisite. But some researchers wonder if they’ll be able … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Still Rising

Even though vaccination is doing well. The entire city and all wards, with the exception of Ward 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC … Continue reading

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Links 4/18/21

Links for you. Science: The Blood-Clot Problem Is Multiplying How to Survive a Killer Asteroid The COVID-19 vaccine and menstrual irregularities. Deb Haaland Scraps A Slew Of Fossil Fuel-Friendly Trump Orders Other: How to Become an Intellectual in Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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Deer Among Flowers

Observed on New Hampshire Ave. NW, between S and Swann, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 4/17/21

Links for you. Science: These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen School kids are spreading COVID in northern Michigan Lack of Data on Covid-19 Vaccines and Periods Inspired Two Feminist Scientists to Learn More How Many … Continue reading

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