How Long Must We Sing this Song? “How should we live? Who should decide? How long will this last? As the coronavirus has become less deadly yet more difficult to contain, they told me, strategies that defined the early pandemic have fallen away, and responsibility for our everyday behavior has shifted away from public-health officials and toward individuals. In the coming months, we’ll learn the consequences of this approach.” Dhruv Khullar in The New Yorker: Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Ever End? (And a more pressing question: Is our current behavior going to make it last longer?)

+ Truth or Jair: “We count on Elon Musk so that the Amazon is known by everyone in Brazil and in the world, to show the exuberance of this region, how we are preserving it, and how much harm those who spread lies about this region are doing to us.” Elon Musk visits Brazil’s Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans. (Nothing says you’re all about protecting the environment than locking arms with Jair Bolsonaro…)

+ No Southern Comfort: “In service of this goal, survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant refrain that the SBC could take no action due to its polity regarding church autonomy – even if it meant that convicted molesters continued in ministry with no notice or warning to their current church or congregation.” Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims. (A religious organization clinging to its own power at the expense of sex abuse victims? Shocking.)

+ Try This: STFU: “The real underlying question is not actually about free speech, but where society should draw the line on what is, and what is not, acceptable in public company. And that’s really what this is all about.” Mike Masnick: If You Think Free Speech Is Defined By Your Ability To Be An A––hole Without Consequence, You Don’t Understand Free Speech (But You Remain An A–hole). (Related: If every single word you tweet or speak, no matter how inane, wrongheaded, or downright stupid, is read by tens of millions of people and then makes instant headlines across the world, and you still think you are victim who is having his speech stifled, you’d be better of taking a break from social media and getting in a few sessions with a specialist who deals with roaring cases of narcissistic personality disorder.)