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Not really!! https://t.co/vlHGdwQmEz
I dont think the average american understands quite how hated their country is outside of their borders. I cannot think of a single place on earth where they are loved, or even liked.
The Soviet Onion™ (they/them) @ASovietOnion
Good thread here. At a minimum one should ask whether growing distrustfulness is accomplish anything to improve the institutions in question. Like where is the FDA/CDC/NIH/whatever reform bill? What is the anti-establishment rage accomplishing?
I'm listening to @bariweiss interview @JonHaidt and Bari argues that plummeting trust in American institutions is justified because the modern media ecosystem has helped to reveal that many of our institutions don't deserve the public's confidence. https://t.co/CNJNZOL5LK
Timothy B. Lee @binarybits
Google's increased resolution over Russian military bases is already yielding hilarity. Just how much of the Russian Air Force is styrofoam?
Guys, you can screech all you want, but you still don't get to dictate surrender terms to Ukraine. You do not have that power or that right.
In which @BenBurgis refutes the ridiculous smears about Noam Chomsky "wanting Ukraine to surrender" propagated by commentators like @Noahpinion https://t.co/rM2awx8QpH
Nathan J Robinson @NathanJRobinson
In which Noah Smith comes out as a tankie, issuing critical support for noted communist leader Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao: * boosted rural incomes * made headway against pollution * had a more peaceful approach to Taiwan * appreciated the yuan and shrank the trade surplus * didn't rule like a dictator * left office when he was supposed to https://t.co/KXkDx1O9tA
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
A Ukrainian victory will even further dampen China's enthusiasm to invade Taiwan.
"china was in no rush to invade taiwan anytime soon," journalist melinda liu tells #gzeroworld "i think if anything, [russia's invasion of ukraine has] put that time table back." @gzeromedia https://t.co/NQeKUKVYaA https://t.co/lVHor12vFA
ian bremmer @ianbremmer
Don’t threaten me with a good time https://t.co/gJIyVUMCUf
It’s 2040. Canada welcomes 2M immigrants every year. Almost everyone lives in densified large cities and uses public transportation because combustion-engine cars are banned and EVs cost a fortune. No one owns much but everyone is happy. https://t.co/FzWWGKJI9L
Maxime Bernier @MaximeBernier
California must prioritize people over parking as it approves new housing developments vvdailypress.com/story/opinion/… via
Thor: Ragnarok is the best MCU movie but Thor: The Dark World is the worst — in a franchise defined by mediocrity it’s the sub-brand with actual variance.
Biden should have said “I talked to the CDC scientists and listened to what they said and they convinced me that there would be some marginal benefit to making everyone wear masks forever, but I just don’t think that’s a good idea so I overruled them and we are lifting the rule.”
Spirit will let you fly mask-free for a $2.50 upcharge. For $11.25 you can cough directly into your neighbor’s face.
I’m just a simple country blogger who got into political commentary to advocate for redistributive taxation, legal abortion, and regulations to reduce pollution (classic politics!) and I think it’s really lame and dumb to have Covid rules at the center of partisan debate.
If it’s not directly related to the main campaign themes of John Kerry 2004, I’m not that interested in seeing it be at the center of partisan debate. But I’m an old man and afflicted by nostalgia for the battles of my youth.
The fact that we don't revere Bob Langer as we once revered Thomas Edison is a definite sign that our attitude toward science and scientists has changed.
Many people don’t know his name, but Langer & the 900+ students who’ve worked at his lab may be the most productive group of biomedical researchers on Earth, creating dozens of spinoffs. It is worth reading this article on how he became Edison of Medicine: https://t.co/BALNTAaCxT https://t.co/NyXD6dR8Mm
Ethan Mollick @emollick