Cory Doctorow points out a key—and helpful to us—aspect of Project 2025:

These are the conflicts that are so central to the priorities of blocs that are so important to the coalition that they must be included, even though that inclusion constitutes a blinking “LOOK AT ME” sign telling us where the right is ready to split apart.

Source: Pluralistic

I was bitten by a mosquito this morning. My first thought:, “Well, I had West Nile Fever last year, so I probably won’t catch it this year.”

Now I see this:

“… at least one person in Central Illinois is reported to have dengue fever….

There is currently no antiviral medication to treat dengue, but most cases subside within a week or two. Severe cases … can result in death.

Source: WCIA

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