Favorite Rejects 2022-02-24
Don’t agree with every single detail of this thread but it’s read right on the big picture — supportive propaganda is fine but to succeed you need ideas that work based on analysis that makes sense. https://t.co/js4JK3qfz0
I waited a day to respond to @paulkrugman’s latest column to see if sleeping on it would temper my negative reaction. It didn’t. Do Democrats Have a Technocrat Problem? https://t.co/Zmhg4jyN6w
Lawrence H. Summers @LHSummers
The West now has no choice but to impose immediate, severe, and intense sanctions on Russia, and to unite as much of the world as possible in pressing Russia to end the attack.
So congress mandated that a bunch of military aid be sent to Ukraine on a large bipartisan vote. Then Trump illegally held up that aid to try to get the Ukrainian government to frame Joe Biden’s son. Then Graham decided that was no big deal. https://t.co/u33j8fTg0H
‘TRUMP WAS STRONG’: GOP senator @LindseyGrahamSC blames ‘weak’ Biden for Russia-Ukraine crisis on @jesseprimetime. https://t.co/SC51cKFjkq
Fox News @FoxNews
Two dueling narratives right now. (1) Putin is irrational madman, can’t be reasoned with (2) Putin’s motivations are ugly but comprehensible in national interest, security-focused, great power politics terms
While this is a funny headline, it's worth noting that Putin's approval rating among Republicans was still only 18%, so sympathy toward Putin expressed by Trump or Tucker Carlson or whomever else has real potential to split the Republican coalition.
Operation Screaming Fist https://t.co/AtJPGVwBA3
Uncharted territory: Biden has been presented with options for massive cyberattacks against Russia @MSNBC @NBCNews https://t.co/PMJRNbYE2m
Frank Figliuzzi @FrankFigliuzzi1
New at THE OVERSHOOT: Russia Was Already Cutting Off Europe's Gas Before Invading Ukraine. What Can Be Done? theovershoot.co/p/russia-was-a… <-- looking into Gazprom's daily delivery data, U.S. natural gas liquefaction capacity, and more
Russian military is bombing hospitals in Ukraine, health minister Viktor Liashko said. "This is a violation of Geneva convention, a shameful and cowardly act. Such actions by the occupiers put civilian lives in danger and contradict principles of international humanitarian law'
The redemption of U.S. intel
The intelligence that Biden made public in a highly unusual step gave the world a preview of Vladimir Putin’s true intentions, robbing him of the element of surprise Now Biden is saying that Putin's ambitions are beyond just Ukraine https://t.co/k8pPS3v10v
Saleha Mohsin @SalehaMohsin
Just back from background briefing with a senior U.S. defense official. Important details that the Pentagon is seeing about the assault on Ukraine:
Dan Lamothe @DanLamothe
Bridgeport, CT joins growing list of cities with no costly car parking mandates parkingreform.org/2022/01/24/bri… via
The best time to start brain draining Russia was after Putin annexed Crimea in 2014 The second best time to start brain draining Russia is today