NEWS AND COMMENTARY REFERENCE LIST

Here is a list of news articles and commentaries or editorial opinions that I’d like visitors to pay attention to.

I’ll present them in reverse chronological order without comment.

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Date/more topic info

author

pub

title

url

Public health

22/1/4

John Anderer

StudyFinds

“Newly discovered nanoparticle linked to COVID, cancer, dementia”

21/12/30

Public health

22/1/5

Colson et al

Medxriv

(B.1.640.2 variant southern France, IHU)

21/12/24

GLBT

22/1/5

Chris Johnson

Washington Blade

(Grenell emails Trump – decriminalize homosexuality overseas)

22/1/4

Environ/issues

22/1/8

Richie Hertzberg

The Hill

(Strip mine reclamation with purple plants)

21.4.30

Democracy

22/1/9

Jason Stanley

Guardian

America is in fascism’s legal phase

21/12/22

Public Health

22/1/22

Grady McGregor

Fortune

What is ‘stealth Omicron’? The rise of the subvariant is alarming some scientists who say it needs its own Greek letter

22/1/21

Public Health

22/2/7

Melody Screiber

NPR

“Discovery of HIV variant shows virus can evolve to be more severe — and contagious” (Does not say mode of transmission, blood contact only, has changed)

22/2/4

National security

22/2/24

Eric Lagatta

Columbus Dispatch

“Dublin man admits to conspiring with 2 other white supremacists to attack U.S. power grids”

22/2/23

Internet Security

22/2/26

Heather Kelly

Washington Post

“Social media companies push Ukrainian users to add safeguards”

22/2/26

GLBT

22/3/5

Barnett/Maass

EFF

Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ bill/Twitter and GB must speak up/bill penalizes even statements one is gay by anyone

22/2/17

GLBT

22/3/8

Alex Cooper

Advocate

Russian Orthodox priest, Pride Parades, and Russia-Ukraine war

22/3/8

Internet Security

22/3/10

Trust Zone

Trust Zone

How to unblock Facebook in Russia with VPN

22/3/10

International

22/3/17

Glenn Greenwald

Substack (subcr)

The NYT Now Admits the Biden Laptop - Falsely Called "Russian Disinformation" - is Authentic

22/3/17

International

22/4/8

Ellie Cook

Express Co

Russia sends ominous warning on 'destruction' of Finland in major threat

22/4/8

Internet Security

22/3/25

Chris Stokel Walker

Business Insider

How UkraineTakeShelter earned the Ire of the Internet

22/4/13

Public health

22/4/15

Immune exhaustion

Nagarkatti

Conversation

Why we can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic for the long term

22/4/15

Copyright/speech

EU Copyright/directive

McSherry,Schmon

EFF

“The EU's Copyright Directive Is Still About Filters, But EU’s Top Court Limits Its Use”

22/5/4

Right to life

Leak

Gerstein/Ward

Politico

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

22/5/2

Copyright/DMCA

Host/telecom liability

Jon Brodkin

Ars Technica

“Every ISP in the US has been ordered to block three pirate streaming services”

22/5/3

GLBT

22/5/11 Trans treatment

Aviva Stakl

BuzzfeedNews

“Meet The “Fringe Extremists” Pushing Flawed Science To Target Trans Kids”

21/4/16

GLBT

22/5/11

Jon Brown

Yahoo!Finance

Rachel Levine's claim all agree on 'gender-affirming care' is slammed by doctors 'in hiding'

22/5/11

GLBT/Roe

22/5/11

Adam Liptak

NYTimes

“If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?”

22/5/8

Public Health

22/5/17 Covid _ T cells

Peng et al

Frontiers in Immunology

“Sharing CD4+ T Cell Loss: When COVID-19 and HIV Collide on Immune System”

20/12/15

Issues/racism

22/5/17

Nicholas Confessire

NYTimes

“How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable”

22/4/30

Issues/filial

22/5/17

Jesse Yeung et al

CNN

Indian couple sue only son for not giving them grandchildren

22/05/17

Public health/mothers

22/5/29

Melody Schreiber

Time

How Parents Should Handle the Baby Formula Shortage, According to (3) Pediatricians

22/5/27

Issues/abortion/replacement

22/5/29

Jasmine Aguilera, Agibail Abrams

Time

What the Buffalo Tragedy Has to Do with the Effort to Overturn Roe

22/5/21

National security/power grid

22/5/31

Jason Morton

Medium

Why A Carrington Event Would End Life As We Know It And The $7 Trillion It Would Take To Return To Normal

22/5/24

Free speech/downstream liability

22/5/31

Christoph Schmon and Hadley Petersen

EFF

Platform Liability Trends Around the Globe: From Safe Harbors to Increased Responsibility

22/5/19

Copyright

22/6/20

CCB

Copyright Claims Board

Open to receive claims as of June 16, 2022

22/6/16

Copyright

22/6/20

Mitch Stolz

EFF

Copyright "Small Claims" Quasi-Court Opens. Here's Why Many Defendants Will Opt Out

22/6/17

Copyright

22/6/20

Mitch Stolz

EFF

EFF Warns Another Court About the Dangers of Broad Site-Blocking Orders

22/6/17

Public health

22/6/21

Shin Jie Yong

Medium

Evidence of Covid-related Original Antigenic Sin Has Finally Surfaced

22/6/20

Public health

22/6/21

Shun Jue Yong (Malaysia)

Medium

Effectiveness of Monkeypox Vaccine Is Questionable, Especially When the Virus Has Mutated

22/6/11

Public health

22/6/21

David Axe

Daily Beast

This May Be the COVID Variant Scientists Are Dreading

22/6/20

WMDs, public safety, national security

22/7/22

Laura Strickler et al

NBC News

Ease of obtaining radioactive materials

22/7/20

 

Public safety, gun control, standing to sue

22/7/22

Hannah Wiley

LA Times

CA passes gun law parallel to TX abortion ban

22/7/22

 

Public health, coronavirus origins

22/7/27

Carl Zimmer and Benjamin Mueller

NYTimes

New Research Points to Wuhan Market as Pandemic Origin

22/2/27

 

Public health, coronavirus origins

22/7/27

Jen Christiansen

CNN   (there is an article in National Geographic 2022/8 where I am having difficulty making the subscription pull it up, caught in a loop)

New studies agree that animals sold at Wuhan market are most likely what started Covid-19 pandemic

22/7/27

 

(ret) filial responsibility laws

22/7/28

Noam Levey

NPR, All Things Considered

Nursing homes are suing friends and family to collect on patients' bills

22/7/28

 

(iss) Public health coronavirus origin

22/7/29

Laura Ungar

AP

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

22/7/26   + TheHill YT rebuttal video

 

(iss)constitutional amending process

22/8/2

Grace Panetta and Brent F. Griffith

Business Insider

Republicans' next big play is to 'scare the hell out of Washington' by rewriting the Constitution. And they're willing to play the long game to win.

22/7/31

 

(iss) free speech online (with regard to suddenly ‘illegal’ activity)

22/7/28

Katherine Trendacosta

Contains important sublinks to Wired and Vice for details

EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Serious issues with social media and even infrastructural company censorship after SCOTUS overturns Roe v Wade.

22/8/8

 

(iss) stripmining, climate change, flooding

22/8/6

Phil McCausland

NBC News

Abandoned mines and poor oversight worsened Kentucky flooding, attorneys say

22/8/8

 

(iss) affirmative action, quotas by race, as a proxy for diversity in medicine, education

22/8/5

Heather MacDonald

Wall Street Journal

Woke Medical Organizations Are Hazardous to Your Health

22/8/8

 

(bill) risk-sharing, common good, solidarity, individual sacrifice of freedom “the vulnerable”

22/7/31

Maggie Mills

Common Dreams

We Are Not 'In This Together': The Biden Adminstration's Covid-19 Policy Is Still Killing Vulnerable People

22/8/9

 

(bill) copyright (transformative fair use?), lghtq, “moral rights”

22/8/8

James Factora

Them (Conde Nast)

A Texas Church Put on an Illegal Hamilton Show with an Anti-LGBTQ+ Sermon

22/8/9

 

(iss) (affirmative action) (reverse discrimination, reparation)

22/8/15

Philip Caldwell

Washington Free Beacon

Minnesota Public Schools Changes Rules To Lay Off White Teachers Before Minorities  (layoff least senior teacher who is white, although there is a teacher shortage?)

22/8/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Last updated:  Saturday, May 7, 2022)