Exploits and Asymmetric Vulnerabilities in the Texas Anti-Abortion Law

TLDRUpFront: The private enforcement mechanism of Texas’s anti-abortion law removes legal safeguards designed to protect both defendants and courts from bad actors. In analogy, Republicans turned off the anti-virus software because it made using the dark web harder. In doing so they’ve exposed themselves, and the Texas court system, to exploits and asymmetric monkeywrenching they

COVID19 Wins the Race for the Bomb

TLDRUpFront: A new variant SARS-COV-2 undermines current vaccines and is better able to reinfect people previously infected. It’s probably too late to stop the global spread of this strain. We still need swift, substantial action to slow the spread while we develop vaccines that work against the new strain.

Moving Goalposts: COVID19 Variants & Herd Immunity from Vaccines

TLDRInTheFront: Currently-known variants of SARS-COV-2 move the goalposts on public health responses and raise the bar for reaching herd immunity through vaccination. Evolution, too, is a complicated "frenemy" in this fight and understanding the forces involved help us make sense of how to better manage the pandemic going forward.

Playing Darts: Explaining Mutation, Isolate, Strain & Variant for COVID19

TLDRUpFront: Science Decoded decodes COVID19 technical terms related to strategic risk: mutation, isolate, strain, and variant.

Impeachment’s Indictment is Insurrection’s Incitement: Part II

TLDRUpFront: A mega-mullet focusing on the standards of judgment, relevant laws, and analysis of the evidence on the key charges facing President Trump in the Senate Trial. Part two of two.

Impeachment’s Indictment is Insurrection’s Incitement: Part I

TLDRUpFront: A mega-mullet of the key issues: charges, evidence, procedures, and Constitutionality arising during President Trump’s Senate Trial. But if you want to skip to the end, just watch for the Senate vote on a Secret Ballot. That alone will probably determine his fate. Part I of II.

‘Say my Name’ Navalny Puts Putin in Dictator’s Dilemma

TLDRUpFront: A mega-mullet overview of all the context you're missing on the Russian Navalny protests, Putin's hold power, and how a Dictator's Dilemma could expose a fracturing among the elites leading to a possible collapse of the regime in Russia in the next few years.

The 5-8 Year Itch: ISIS Returns to Baghdad

TLDRUpFront: ISIS conducted a complex attack in the center of Baghdad killing over 30 and wounding over 100. The time, location, and method all symbolize the deadly return to the city ISIS once terrorized putting an exclamation point on their operational recovery in Iraq. Widespread insurgency could come next.

The Paradox of Popper’s Paradox

TLDRUpFront: In this "Improve Your Argument" post we cover everything everyone gets wrong by quoting Popper's Paradox of Tolerance.

Failed Insurrection fitting end to Shit-Hole Administration

TLDRUpFront: Tallying the aftermath of the Capitol Hill insurrection, we also look to the way ahead. The Capitol Hill riots clearly qualified the President, and many of his supporters, for charges of both sedition and insurrection, and meet both the legal criteria and past cases of the same. A rapid move to Impeach, followed by