June 30, 2022

Are You a Naïve Realist?

I grew up choosing where and how I work because Roe v. Wade gave me many of the same basic rights of personhood as men, for example. Millions of women have, to different degrees, been able to do the same.

Air Force X-37B Robotic Space Plane: Nearing Record Flight.

FTC Sues Walmart for Facilitating Money Transfer Fraud That Fleeced Customers Out of Hundreds of Millions.

Prediction: American creationists will try again to get evolution out of schools.

Finland and Sweden poised to join NATO after Turkey drops objection.

Have you ever perused a landlord message board? You’ll find a lot of greedy, predatory landlords saying the quiet part out loud: They want to take advantage of tenants in any way they can.

To the migrants who died in Texas, Biden is no different than Trump on immigration.

Friday’s Supreme Court decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. has sent the demand for prescribed pills that induce abortion skyrocketing. So it’s staggering that, at the very time women most need information about and access to these medications, Facebook and Instagram are making it hard for them to find it.

A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware. Router-stalking ZuoRAT is likely the work of a sophisticated nation-state, researchers say.

Getting Real About the Post-‘Roe’ World.

The sexual abuse I suffered as a child made access to abortion a necessity.

Why didn’t Gandalf own a Colt .45? Part I of Why hasn’t Middle Earth had an Industrial Revolution?

Doctors report compromising care out of fear of Texas abortion law.

This afternoon a 26-year-old former assistant showed more courage and integrity than an entire administration full of grown-ass adults who were purportedly working in service to the American people, but had long ago decided to serve only their ambition and grievance.

Think About What the World Was Really Like Before Roe.

The world was already unhappier and more stressed than ever — then war and inflation hit.

BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses.

June 29, 2022

Average Transaction Price for New Vehicles Hits Record $45,844 in June, as Consumer Still Pay No-Matter-What, amid Inventory Shortages, Record Per-Unit Gross Profits at Dealers.

The Supreme Court declares war on modern America.

When abortions were illegal—and how women got them anyway.

Gut virome profiling identifies a widespread bacteriophage family associated with metabolic syndrome.

I Invented Gilead. The Supreme Court Is Making It Real.

This Country Is a Living Nightmare.

Clarence Thomas’ gun decision ensures that the next January 6 will be much deadlier.

Are You Ready to Be Surveilled Like a Sex Worker? FOSTA/SESTA laws deplatformed sex workers and set the stage to overturn Roe v. Wade. Yup.

The ‘pursuit of happiness’ means having the right to privacy.

America is in the grip of a right-wing minority.

Congress must protect rights to contraception and same-sex relationships.

Why were Democrats caught flat-footed by the end of Roe v Wade? Because they are useless.

It certainly seems to be the case that the economy is slowing. In fact, the economy seems to be doing worse than what economists have been forecasting.

Metals Haven’t Crashed This Hard Since the Great Recession.

Cancelled flight? Shoddy clothing? Disappointing meal? Blame skimpflation, the hidden curse of 2022.

While world war has indeed been commendably removed from the policy menu in recent decades, the crimes of national solipsism and wishful self-contradiction remain as German as ever.

By the way with the supreme court reopening Lawrence and considering making anything other than cishet vanilla sex illegal, the “kink at pride” debate needs to die, right fucking now.

Voting Harder Won’t Bring Back Roe.

EU Officials Finally Coming To Terms With The Fact That The GDPR Failed; But Now They Want To Make It Worse.

June 28, 2022

DevOps is a failure.

‘Blade Runner’ at 40.

Roe Is Reversed, and the Right Isn’t Ready. This is largely wrong.

Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans.

If the Supreme Court Can Reverse Roe, It Can Reverse Anything.

The Ghost of Internet Explorer Will Haunt the Web for Years.

Why the End of Roe Is Terrible For Men, Too.

She Wrote a Dystopian Novel. What Happened Next Was Pretty Dystopian.

America the Merciless.

The right’s war on abortion will become the new War on Drugs.

China’s ‘Very Dangerous Trajectory.’ The Communist regime has always been brutal, but it was at least predictable and, in its own way, practical. No longer..

We watched history go in reverse on Friday in Washington.

Clarence Thomas Says Why Stop at Abortion When We Can Undo the Entire 20th Century.

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems.

In other rich countries, such as Iceland, Norway, Japan, and Australia, men live on average eight years longer than they do in the U.S., even though Americans spend more on healthcare than people in any other country in the world. USA! USA! USA!

How Abortion Bans Will Ripple Across America.

Corporations who helped overturn Roe v. Wade include Coca-Cola, General Motors, Comcast, Walmart and Amazon.

We Americans are dancing on the Titanic. Our iceberg is not far away.

Republicans have hijacked the US supreme court. It’s time to expand it.

Ban Big Pickups.

Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills. Fuck Facebook.

June 27, 2022

“Inflation Forecasts Aren’t Worth the Paper They’re Written on”: This Is about the Bank of Canada’s Reaction to Inflation, But it’s the Same in the US and Everywhere. My inflation forecasts are worth something.

Koch Machine Pressing Supreme Court To Crush EPA.

It Is Time For Dems To Fear Their Own Voters. We’re here because GOP politicians fear their base, while Democratic politicians don’t. That must change.

Ending Roe is a pure exercise of Republican power, wielded to reduce women’s freedom and equality.

Digital exclusion: online must not be the only option.

With Roe v. Wade overturned, the Supreme Court is the new Forever War.

With the end of Roe, the US edges closer and closer to civil war.

Five COVID Numbers That Don’t Make Sense Anymore.

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life.’

Senate retirement bill benefits wealthy Americans.

7.5% of American population struggles with long COVID. Ha, right. And Bigfoot is real!

The Biden Administration Screwed Over the Solar-Panel Industry.

Abortion in America — the road to rolling back Roe vs Wade.

SARS-CoV-2 escapes direct NK cell killing through Nsp1-mediated downregulation of ligands for NKG2D.

Curiosity rover finds more evidence of ancient watery regions on Mars.

New bacterium roughly the size, shape of an eyelash smashes size record.

Here’s how much the average working boomer has saved for retirement.

How China Is Policing the Future. This is our future too.

June 26, 2022

An Incorrect Prediction.

What happened to the lab-leak hypothesis? Western experts are blinded by vested interests.

Computer Simulations of Proteins Help Unravel Why Chemotherapy Resistance Occurs.

How Americans lost their right to abortions: a victory for conservatives, 50 years in the making.

When Did Perfume Stop Being About Sex?

HIPAA won’t protect you if prosecutors want your reproductive health records.

Abortion Policy in the Absence of Roe.

It’s time to say it: the US supreme court has become an illegitimate institution.

How the Christian right took over the judiciary and changed America.

We’ve Seen What Will Happen Next to America’s Women.

The Supreme Court Puts Gun Rights Above the Human Life.

Our “transitory” inflation disaster and looming market crash mimic past bubble disasters, which all had the same feature: a few insiders won, and everyone else got creamed.

GUIDE: How will my state be impacted by the overturning of Roe v. Wade?

June 25, 2022

Skyrocketing Rent Is Driving Inflation.

New Tools Can Make Our Covid Immunity Even Stronger.

U.S. tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scrambling.

Attractiveness is associated with the belief that economic success is dependent on individual effort, rather than external circumstances.

Among the Landlords. Three days in St. Louis with 200 landlords at the 21st Annual Mr. Landlord.com National Landlord Convention.

If ‘Lightyear’ can spark a backlash, then no LGBTQ victories are safe. I expect 20-40 years of backsliding now.

Vehicle-Into-Building Crashes 40% Higher Than Previously Thought.

Journalists Sense Turmoil in Their Industry Amid Continued Passion for Their Work.

The comedown: After stimulus boom, Americans face a darkening economy.

The Victim Cloud. Gullibility in the golden age of scams.

Economy slowing sharply due to high inflation and rising interest rates, S&P finds.