Favorite Rejects 2022-02-14
It says something that an American can get to the point where his two most likely futures are 1) win back the presidency and abolish democracy, or 2) become a de facto fugitive selling stolen state secrets for enough cash to survive
Seems like the two big A1 stories today--that Trump is basically selling anything he can for cash, and that he secretly tried to take sensitive government documents with him to his hotel--may converge at some point
David Freedlander @freedlander
I will be interested to see how Levi's responds to this because they do not come across well in 's telling. The level of groupthink she alleges occurred at Levi's isn't healthy for society.
An intellectual mistake a lot of people make is to collapse a complex issue down to one dimension. You figure out which "side" the person is on and then judge everything they say through that lens.
It seems like a lot of the hostility toward Sey wasn't for what she said but for the stereotypes they had about the kind of people who agreed with her. But it's important to leave room for dissent because even "pro-science" communities can mistakes.
Because EVs are finally being sold to the same type of consumers as every other car instead of niche eco-conscious buyers. It's exceedingly good news that that's the case. EVs don't solve every problem created by cars, just one small one - climate change.
Why is every EV being advertised the size of a tank
Kate Aronoff @KateAronoff
So I'm thrilled to see the Biden administration begin explicitly talking about a new supply-side economics. But I don't want to see that just become a rhetorical frame for Build Back Better. They need to go a lot further, and they can.
"decision regarding the financial financial statements"=they are false because you lied "totality of the circumstances"=the D.A. is serious "non-waivable conflict of interest"=we are now on team D.A. "not able to provide new work product"=sorry we're not going to jail for you https://t.co/jbK2WUjncy
AG James’ office has submitted a court filing Re Trump case that includes a letter from his company’s accounting firm saying nearly a decade worth of financial statements can no longer be relied upon. https://t.co/sDUcDF1BEd
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
What's great about Twitter is that Matt can cite a study that is broadly consistent with research going back to at least the 1950s and the responses are mostly cranky but split between "this is obvious" and "this is not true".
Left-of-center political elites are much more stridently ideological than rank-and-file Democratic Party voters. https://t.co/wfXVeawrPi https://t.co/mnqZeP97GM
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
There is no great stagnation.
Peak Bay Area innovation trends: cell-cultivated psychedelics. https://t.co/I2EPl5cSxl
Grant Gordon @grantmgordon
It is, but not because they’re greedy (which they are) or cheap (which they are). It’s because they TRULY believe that they’ve done nothing wrong, the value delivered between apps and the iPhone is entirely one-way, and they deserve a third of all money that changes hands there.
@rickfillion @marcoarment Given their insatiable blood lust for every penny, you have to wonder if this relative pittance of a fine is in actuality driving them up a wall
Nut Bunnies Xtreme Beach Volleyball @nut_bunnies