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Favorite Rejects 2022-01-26
Since when does China respect U.S. patents???
The main claim here👇🏼 is China’s vaccines don’t work well & it’s presented as China’s fault. But is it really? Or is America controlling who gets the better vaccines? Reframe: America’s vaccine patent protections are a pandemic that’s already happening. https://t.co/svOLazokzp
Dr Ellie Murray, ScD 🇨🇦 @EpiEllie
The Korean left’s presidential candidate apologized for NIMBY policies driving up housing prices and is now pledging to upzone the city to bring prices down! Just trying to imagine a Bay Area NIMBY politician like or doing this lol
Between this and the "sonofabitch" comment, Biden is reaching amazing levels of Based
Biden leaking that Breyer was planning to retire to force Breyer to retire would be the ultimate LBJ move https://t.co/MN3r30RcLN
Jake Anbinder @JakeAnbinder
"Your Honor, Jesus already died for Rep. Cawthorn's sins. Including insurrection. So it would be double jeopardy to punish him."
I'm amazed that they're going this route. Cawthorn's lawyer: "Congress passed the 1872 Amnesty Act, which removed all persons whatsoever from the disability under Section 3 as a result of engaging in an insurrection or rebellion." https://t.co/IylVYgd6h0 via @TPM
Josh Marshall @joshtpm
Imagine arguing that a statute enacted in 1872 to grant amnesty to those who took up arms against the country during the Civil War actually applies prospectively, such that anyone who ever goes to war against the U.S. also can run for office later, no problem!
Map of planned high-speed rail vs. map of actual high-speed rail
The 2009 stimulus put $8 billion into high-speed rail, which hasn’t resulted in any high-speed rail after 13 years. It costs infinity dollars per mile to build high-speed rail in the US.
Eli Dourado @elidourado