As discussed previously, this is my weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not. But I now add most of my commentary here, where I’m not restricted by the message length.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.

9:04 – Mon 13 April 2020

The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results. from The Intercept

In unluckier countries, like Germany, Italy and Japan, the political left failed. The fury was organized by fascists, and directed at innocents.

12:05 – Mon 13 April 2020

You, a commander who has authority, are vilifying unjustly and oppress with your authority.

Zaynab bint Ali

9:01 – Tue 14 April 2020

In ‘Unprecedented’ Move, the U.S. Just Named a Bunch of Neo-Nazis a Terrorist Organization from VICE

Christopher Wray said that the designation put those groups or individuals on the same footing as ISIS in terms of the resources the FBI will devote to them.

12:03 – Tue 14 April 2020

I am very much worried about the prisoners. Their large numbers and the condition of prisons make it certain that there must be many ailing persons among them.

Ali ibn Isa al-Kahhal

9:05 – Wed 15 April 2020

Just 34% of Americans can work from home from Futurity

Social distancing is difficult for everyone, but some people and sectors are disproportionately hurt.

12:01 – Wed 15 April 2020

I will be harsh and stern against the aggressor, but I will be a pillar of strength for the weak.


9:02 – Thu 16 April 2020

What’s the most ethical way to get grocery delivery? from Fast Company

…try to find an option that gives the most compensation and health protections to the delivery worker.

12:02 – Thu 16 April 2020

Virtue cannot be separated into male and female. … The difference is one of bodies not of souls.


9:03 – Fri 17 April 2020

Conservative Operatives Float Plan to Place Retired Military, Police Officers as GOP Poll Watchers on Election Day from The Intercept

Participants in the meeting also spoke of vote-by-mail initiatives as an impending threat to Republican power.

12:04 – Fri 17 April 2020

Too much straightforwardness is foolish against a shameless person.

Publilius Syrus


Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, here’s a sixth article that didn’t fit into the week, but too weird to not mention.

Hypothesis: Is COVID-19 severity tied to hair loss? from Futurity

Wambier says a link between androgen hormones and COVID-19 could help to explain the higher severity for men and have implications for how health care providers test and treat patients.

Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.