The Mexico City rule is back in place so US aid workers can’t talk about abortion.
There are plans to defund the National Endowment for the Arts. Let that sink in.
About a month ago when the climate scientists were busily transferring their data out of the country, I mused on Twitter about how bad it would be if PubMed, the NIH and the RCSB protein data base would go dark. Not to worry, the RCSB person tweeted back, we have mirror sites in Europe and Japan.
I didn’t know how to process that. Was it a good or bad thing that RCSB is counting on other countries to protect our protein structure assets?
Anyway, none of this comes as a surprise to anyone who hangs out here or at other blogs on the left. Imagine how today must feel to the voters who sat out the election. And yet, it does feel a bit like the end of the world as we know it.
Like this bit of apocalypse from David Lynch. You’re going to want to wear your earbuds for the full effect.
Yeah, try to sleep after that.
We’ll get through it. Hold hands, stick together, look out for one another.
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