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Favorite Rejects 2022-05-02
I’m just a humble civilian but it feels like if the Secretary of Defense had to ignore the presidents request to open fire on people exercising their constitutional right, that’s probably something that merited mentioning before the election.
Per @mikeallen - Fmr Defense Secretary Mark Esper charges in a memoir out May 10 that former President Trump said when demonstrators were filling the streets around the WH following the death of George Floyd: "Can't you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?"
Sam Stein @samstein
Musk has been a lot less vocal about Covid rules hurting Tesla operations in China than he was about much milder NPIs in California — my big concern about him controlling this platform is there will be too little free speech not too much.
Imagine a guy who was into charter schools, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the effort to forge a grand bargain on the budget deficit, and who thought ARRA and the ACA were judicious pieces of legislation rather than huge disappointments. Pretty boring but many such cases.
My guess is that Stephen Miller really gutted Citizenship and Immigration Services, and they just don't have the capacity to process everything right now.
New official numbers show that the U.S. government failed to issue a quarter of the available employment‐based green cards for legal immigrants in fiscal year 2021. https://t.co/jRXPKjO4Ty #CatoImmigration https://t.co/r9MeDCEZGm
Cato Institute @CatoInstitute
2022.04.27: The Pfizer favoritism has to stop. As does the cult of unnecessary data that enables it.
We've all heard: Fauci says FDA slow-walking Moderna to let Pfizer catch up to "not confuse people" FDA isn't noticeably improving under Califf. If anything it seems to be retrenching to its pre-pandemic SOP of "if in doubt, delay" https://t.co/MAkFg7DMQA
Michael Lin, MD PhD 🧬 @michaelzlin
How does literature evolve? One birth at a time. Contrary to belief that literature changes due to external events like 9/11, 54% of the style of literature is solely driven by when its popular authors were born. After their 20s, authors don't change much sociologicalscience.com/articles-v9-8-…