Favorite Rejects 2022-04-07
Alex Tabarrok is exactly right: Getting tough on crime means hiring more detectives and catching more criminals, NOT imposing longer prison sentences.
The problem with police openly doing crimes like this is the message it sends - if police don’t follow the law, why should you? Especially considering it buts bicycle and scooter riders in danger. https://t.co/tLPp8VfjNr
These SFPD officers are sitting inside Super Duper eating while blocking a Muni bus stop and cyclists weave into Market St. traffic. We reduce road deaths and reach #VisionZero not by spending more money on the empty promise of enforcement, but on safe street infrastructure. https://t.co/deHvsycrGj
Mayor John J. Bauters @JohnBauters
This is exactly what Chuck Schumer doesn't seem to get about his job.
"Why do they hate you," @jonathanvswan asks Mitch McConnell, of his low approval rating. Response: "I'm not running for anything, nationally." When you're running a party, you make people "irritated."
Annie Karni @anniekarni
Schumer is an extremely skilled politician who unfortunately has continued to prioritize his *personal* political needs having stepped into a leadership role that requires McConnell Energy where you're willing to be the bad guy on behalf of the caucus.
As a popularist, I would advise American politicians to embrace our nation's love of hard work and French politicians to embrace their nation's love of being lazy.
I strongly feel the NYT should ban all its personnel from tweeting. It would strengthen the Times' brand and credibility, and also let me gain more mindshare on twitter.
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has issued a Twitter "reset" for the newsroom, urging reporters to "meaningfully reduce" their twitter time and reminding them that tweets and subtweets attacking or undermining their colleagues are not allowed https://t.co/kM0OldIVxS
Steven Perlberg @perlberg
Please enjoy this ShotSpotter thread where an exec tries to use their burner account to argue with the OP and gets found out in the process cc:
Just sharing a casual reminder that ShotSpotter quite literally *fabricates gunshots* when requested by police: https://t.co/QNgorbnRNE Rolling it out in Durham should be terrifying for people https://t.co/UGR2Z0s4OH
T. Greg Doucette @greg_doucette
Bill Clinton is right. NATO expansion was good, and prescient. If we hadn't done it, Poland and the Baltics would now be experiencing what Ukraine is experiencing.
I wrote an essay for the Atlantic about why I continue to believe we made the right decision expanding NATO. https://t.co/XotdxRCVao
Bill Clinton @BillClinton
Countries that have formal military alliances with the United States of America have a habit of not getting invaded.
10/Critics often trot out pie charts showing that defense is a huge part of "discretionary" spending. But that's only because we've chosen to label health, welfare, and retirement spending "mandatory" -- which reflects the fact that we prioritize those things highly!!
OMG this is true. YA has now been standardized into a bunch of rigid genre conventions designed to make 35-year-olds feel like they're reading something that was written for 14-year-olds.
"young adult" being mostly taken over by adult readers in the 2000s did immense damage to the best writing for children and adolescents. https://t.co/B25yIlv3LN
James Palmer @BeijingPalmer
Subsidizing gas consumption puts money right into Russia’s pocket … any other form of relief would be better https://t.co/CPp8hf5vVN
*N.Y. WILL SUSPEND STATE GAS TAX FROM JUNE 1 TO DECEMBER 31
*Walter Bloomberg @DeItaone