- Reform Works: For The First Time EVER, Newark Cops Go An Entire Year Without Firing Their Guns, Being Sued (Techdirt) Police reform saves money and lives.
- Why cats are crazy for catnip (AAAS) Short version, it may have evolved to allow cats to apply the insect repellent chemicals present in the plants.
- Absent Blood Oxygen Level–Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Activation of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in a Patient With Persistent Cacosmia and Cacogeusia After COVID-19 Infection (JAMA Neurology) A mouthful, but the short version is that there is evidence of changes in brain function, not just something like effects on peripheral nerves.
- Are the Persian Gulf city-states slave societies? (Aeon) This has been transparently obvious for years.
- Hunts Point Workers Went on Strike and Won (Jacobin) Employees at the largest food distribution operation went on strike and won.
- ‘Peacock’s’ Weird Method of Streaming ‘The Office’ Drives Fans Back To DVD’s (Cracked) The advent of easy and cheap streaming in the early 2000s led to a massive reduction of file sharing and the like. Studios trying to extract every single cent are bringing it back. (DVDs are a proxy for “piracy” in the story)
- Sen. Tom Cotton campaigned on his “experience as an Army Ranger” — but he didn’t have any (Salon.com) Short version: He took a course available to everyone with the word “Ranger” in the title. Stolen valor is the technical term.
What crimes were committed when the Capitol was stormed? A lawyer has the answers: