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Erdogan you may be anti-democratic and have insane macroeconomic theories but goddamn you're a good drone warlord
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
Over the past days, Russian forces have tried to creep past several of these cities, that refuse to surrender, to try and press their offensive. This is a very risky strategy, as Ukrainian forces posted in the cities Russia is "bypassing" could raid their supply lines (and have)
Continue to feel that loudly insisting on toxically unpopular and substantively irrelevant slogans is not an effective strategy for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Abolish the police. #SOTU
Sunrise Movement 🌅 @sunrisemvmt
New car just dropped. (In other news, COVID continues to exist: I called the RAC half an hour ago, they said it'd take them 4h30m to get to me. Luckily I can wait indoors …)
Message from the Ukrainian tax office: “Have you captured a Russian tank or armored personnel carrier and are worried about how to declare it? Keep calm and continue to defend the Motherland! There is no need to declare [them as income].” https://t.co/xduC7YlXa9
Matt Bevan @MatthewBevan
I don't think people like Putin have realized how much more of what they do will be tracked and analyzed than would have been even 10 years ago.
We enhanced the CCTV images from the moment the missile hit the cultural/administrative building in Kharkiv. It matches the countours and dimensions of 3M54-1 Kalibr. Obviously, Ukraine has no such missiles. https://t.co/cQVPmgDvVt https://t.co/MG82sZ4PTz
Christo Grozev @christogrozev
Long-term policy changes I hope come out of this conflict in the United States: - An expansion & professionalization of the U.S. diplomatic service - Refocus on building trade ties across the globe but especially in neglected regions like Latin America & Africa (read FTAs)
Blake Allen @Blake_Allen13
we need policies to address this glut of vacant luxury car parking!
We found that households had an average of 1.6 more parking spaces available to them than they had vehicles. 7/11 https://t.co/dltsT3ThCL
Jamey Volker @volkerj2
Very useful thread. But I wonder, how will this affect Sukhoi and the other Russian defense aircraft manufacturers?
I work in the aviation sector, and I can tell you that for all intents and purposes Russian aviation has - at best - about three weeks before it’s show over. One aspect is the fact that airspace available to Russian aircraft is very, very limited now. However, there is more:
Jan Nedvidek @janedvidek
There’s this signaling mumbo-jumbo worldview but objectively having troops pinned down in Afghanistan would leave us with fewer material and diplomatic resources to dedicate to Russia. Prioritization matters. https://t.co/ffM0GmxSIU
MCCONNELL: President Biden's precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan was a message to adversaries like Putin that America was rethinking our forward-leaning position in the world. If we had not cut and run in Afghanistan, I do not think Putin would have tried to invade Ukraine. https://t.co/myCMP8XBqx
Senate Republican Communications Center @SRCC
I understand that the way politics works is that Trump’s dumb wall idea not actually working somehow is Joe Biden’s fault but it’s very stupid.
Welcome to neoliberalism https://t.co/eNbxZP12q5
HOUSING: Rep. @AOC: "The reason why people are on the streets isn't just some elusive housing or market phenomenon, it's also because we've chosen not to build." https://t.co/sPf0TKEw9F
Without denying that NATO expansion raises certain legitimate security concerns on Russia’s part, everything they are doing seems likely to lead to more rather than less NATO expansion.
Four Russian fighter planes violated Swedish airspace at Gotland. At the same time Finland and Sweden are having a joint military exercise on the island with both Finnish F/A-18:s and Swedish JAS-39:s operating in the area! #BREAKING #säkpol #turpo https://t.co/LX5Hja5lcG
Petri Mäkelä @pmakela1
It’s time for Democrats to make a bold choice https://t.co/Ohn65mH56l
Net Favourables: Zelenskyy: +22% Harris: -11% Biden: -13% Trump: -14% Pence: -14% Schumer: -15% McCarthy: -18% McConnell: -35% Putin: -81% Morning Consult / February 27, 2022 / n=2004 / Online https://t.co/W1mG2AojPR
Polling USA @USA_Polling
Cover of the Time quoting the conclusion of Zelensky's speech in front of the EU
Zelensky: We have proven our strength, we have proven that we are at least equal to you. Now you have to prove that you are with us. Prove that you will not let us go. Prove that you are indeed Europeans. And then life will win over death. Light over Darkness. Glory to Ukraine
Michael A. Horowitz @michaelh992