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Anti-Semitism and the Radical Right

If we wish to defeat a problem we must understand it. I don’t think we’re able to understand the threat the radical right poses–and how it gained significant entry into the Republican Party–without understanding two related phenomena. The first is … Continue reading

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Links 1/10/21

Links for you. Science: Along with vaccine rollouts, the U.S. needs a National Hi-Fi Mask Initiative A Second Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine Is Said to Be Effective Participation in Fraternity and Sorority Activities and the Spread of COVID-19 Among Residential University … Continue reading

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Republicans Will Not Rethink or Reconsider…

…merely regroup and rearm. The day before Insurrection Day, this happened in Pennsylvania (boldface mine): After about an hour, I realized I was being treated to a vivid look at how thoroughly the techniques of Trumpian politics have entwined themselves … Continue reading

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Links 12/29/20

Links for you. Science: Effects of transcriptional noise on estimates of gene and transcript expression in RNA sequencing experiments Eight-Armed Underwater Bullies: Watch Octopuses Punch Fish What are COVID archivists keeping for tomorrow’s historians? Weather Service faces backlash after launching … Continue reading

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Links 12/20/20

] Links for you. Science: People Thought Covid-19 Was Relatively Harmless for Younger Adults. They Were Wrong. ‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C. How Effective Is the Mask You’re Wearing? You May Know Soon … Continue reading

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Links 12/16/20

Links for you. Science: Can We Really Compare Covid-19 School Closures To Life Expectancy? DC Health Has One Shot to Craft Its Public Message About the COVID-19 Vaccine How Science Beat the Virus. And what it lost in the process … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Minority

One common feature of authoritarian societies that there is a core group of supporters who view themselves as a minority under existential threat. This group will serve as the anchor point for authoritarians. That doesn’t mean individuals within that group … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/20

Links for you. Science: The “false-positive PCR” problem is not a problem Social Media and the New World of Scientific Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trump administration removes head of federal climate program that oversees key reports The world’s largest … Continue reading

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Links 11/26/20

Links for you. Science: Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option. The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Stead Sunset The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: We Need to Rollback “Defund the Police” Isn’t a Crisis, It’s an Opportunity It’s 2020, and Democrats Still Don’t Understand Their Voters Will There Ever Be … Continue reading

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