Favorite Rejects 2022-04-28
Biggest problem with this Guardian piece and others promoting the idea of ending mil support for UKR and pushing them to make a deal with Putin is the idea that the West (as represented by views of ppl arguing for this) somehow knows better than UKR what’s in their best interest
February called, and it wants its op-eds back. “Russia’s progress may be slowed, but it’s highly unlikely to be stopped…Encouraging the Ukrainians to continue, however just their cause, is merely making their country uninhabitable.” https://t.co/VfG3R4w0rV
Shashank Joshi @shashj
Your mileage may vary but to me this seems like a very expected level of pettiness — if someone was constantly touting the virtues of centrist democrat substacks but never mentioned me, I'd be kinda pissed.
Elon Musk is apparently mad at Biden because he doesn't mention Tesla when talking about electric cars, reports @karaswisher, who knows Musk. If so, we're dealing with a level of pettiness here than we may not have anticipated: https://t.co/oTwkEb4wcS https://t.co/mCA5eCdgLk
Greg Sargent @ThePlumLineGS
WOW, this is a biggie. White House sends Congress $33B request for Ukraine The White House package is by far the largest single funding proposal of the war and dwarfs the annual defense budgets of most nations. politi.co/3vS5L7Q via
Fun fact: if Congress hadn't extended copyrights in 1976 and 1998, the copyright to the first Star Trek episodes would be due to expire at the end of this year. The entire original series would have been in the public domain by 2026.
I want a browser feature that automatically checks "yes" to all those "accept cookies" dialog boxes websites are infested with now. But I guess maybe that would be illegal in Europe?
There’s probably some reason this is unworkable but it seems to me that universities themselves should be the ones making the loans, so they are the ones who shoulder the default risk.
Roe has largely forced Republicans to avoid articulating their base’s unpalatable views on abortion and let them focus on narrow restrictions. As the courts change, that is changing.
Both sides of the political spectrum feel like they've been steadily losing ground for the last 10-20 years. Has it always been like this or is this new?
This is literally the opposite of what has happened, empirically speaking https://t.co/5EtBNseSGg
G. Elliott Morris @gelliottmorris