Favorite Rejects 2022-01-18
Nate Silver's superpower is writing obviously correct tweets that somehow stir up a hornet's nest of poorly-informed critics.
The best way to understand Biden is not as a moderate or a liberal but as someone who, with a good deal of success, has always tried to position himself at the center of the Democratic Party. So as the Democratic Party has moved left, so has Biden.
Nate Silver @NateSilver538
My take on Joss Whedon is that all of Santa Monica should be dramatically upzoned. vulture.com/amp/article/jo…
If there were a test for “biggest asshole on the Supreme Court,” this is it and Gorsuch scores an A+ https://t.co/mDqQxpC0jn
Nina Totenberg reports that (1) the Chief Justice asked his colleagues to mask up out of respect for Sotomayor’s health concerns, (2) only Gorsuch refused, and (3) his refusal forced Sotomayor to participate in arguments and conference remotely. https://t.co/DmsQV8j7Wz https://t.co/7JG5hMN0q7
Mark Joseph Stern @mjs_DC
"If you take Trump at his word, it’s not simply that the election was stolen — it’s that the election was stolen and he failed at every turn to stop it, even as he held the powers of the presidency."
Begging Democratic leaders to use their agenda-setting power to focus on issues that divide the GOP rather than dividing their own caucus.
It seems to me like any weird trick about how to pass the voting bill with a simple majority will be undone because Manchin and Sinema don't actually want to pass it with a simple majority https://t.co/XpAslMA3cc
Andrew Prokop @awprokop
Genuinely insane that intra-coalition dynamics are pushing leaders to a course of action that they themselves concede has negative expected value.
Senate Dems barrel toward filibuster vote to isolate Manchin and Sinema’s opposition. But they need them to revive Biden’s economic agenda too Dems say it’s worth the risk to get everyone on record @marianne_levine https://t.co/9SOyZ6y2b2
Burgess Everett @burgessev
Here's on: -Ventilation -Closing schools -Why South Korea has so outperformed the US -What the CDC and FDA did wrong -Political dysfunction as an opportunity for the virus -Expert communication failures And more. A must-listen.
Fix this problem by tweeting about One Billion Americans!
We should be much more worried about population collapse
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Lefties mad at Biden for being unable to force joe manchin to pass his agenda has the same energy as tea party republicans circa 2013 who were furious at John Boehner for being unable to force Obama to accept Obamacare repeal.
I see conservatives tweeting stuff like "In red states, the pandemic is over." Hon, no it's not. Just because you decide to ignore a disease doesn't make it go away. That trick only works against liberal activists and your whiny kids.