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No amount of dunking on this B.S. will make people stop saying it over and over and over. Fortunately, no one is going to end capitalism. So we'll just get on with the business of solving climate change while these folks grandstand.
There’s no way to solve the climate crisis without ending capitalism.
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis @RevJacquiLewis
I think Trump does an underrated job of navigating an environment where he's constantly dealing with supporters who everyone knows don't actually like him — it's an objectively difficult problem and he handles it effectively.
“I think it’s all a big compliment, frankly,” Trump says of the leaked McCarthy call. "They realized they were wrong and supported me." https://t.co/UITRzt4JpX
bryan metzger @metzgov
There’s a lot going on in this piece on Florida’s textbook bans, but I appreciate how they quote Rufo enough to make it clear how *deeply* insane his conspiracy theory is. nytimes.com/2022/04/22/us/…
A top five DOJ scandal is that Jeffrey Clark has been walking around uncharged for going on 16 mos. There’s no lack of witnesses and evidence that he tried to install himself atop the department to put fraudulent pressure on states Biden won to appoint Trump slates of electors.
@kyledcheney Among many revelations in this filing, texts between Rep. Scott Perry and Mark Meadows about efforts to replace DoJ leadership - “I got it. I think I understand. Let me work on the deputy position," Meadows replied https://t.co/kyES7ukAUw
Nicholas Wu @nicholaswu12
Modern Russia is now quite literally repeating the war crimes it condemned Nazi Germany for at the Nuremburg Trials
From the Soviet case at the #Nuremberg Trials “Outstanding in the long chain of vile crimes committed by the German fascist invaders is the forced deportation to Germany of peaceful citizens, men, women, and children, for slave and forced labor.”
Fran Hirsch @FranHirsch
Real progress has been made against climate change. Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade. Obviously we need to get them to 0, but just getting total emissions to stop increasing is a huge accomplishment.
Meanwhile, global GDP grew by about 30% over that same time period. We have now seen absolute decoupling of emissions from economic growth at the global level.
The Putin Regime keeps stuffing Russian fingers & toes into the Ukrainian meatgrinder hoping this time they will finally choke it out👇👇
April 23 Assessment Highlight: #Russia is continuing their pattern of operations: committing small collections of units to dispersed attacks along multiple axes and refusing to accept necessary operational pauses to set conditions for decisive operations. https://t.co/ah2GipKfN0 https://t.co/63tzV51O9C
the environment is great for republicans so lee is almost assured of victory but if democrats are serious about solving their senate problem this experiment is worth replicating.
Wow. Utah Democrats just voted not to put forward a candidate for U.S. Senate, and will instead back @EvanMcMullin's independent bid against Mike Lee. I wrote last year about Utah's cross-party anti-Lee coalition. That coalition will now be put to the test https://t.co/TgnBteXHRV
McKay Coppins @mckaycoppins
In hindsight, Trump's ban from Twitter has probably been one of the biggest electoral boons for the GOP in terms of social media. Nothing quite activates partisans and increases salience like seeing their most hated figure from the other side spout off.