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Favorite Rejects 2022-05-04
A lot of people don’t know this but the US ended up hitting the greenhouse gas emission targets from Obama’s cap and trade bill even though the bill didn’t pass. slowboring.com/p/republicans-…
Satanic Temple requests flag raising at Boston City Hall after Supreme Court rules city violated free speech rights in refusing to fly Christian flag masslive.com/boston/2022/05… That didn’t take long.
I think the fact that Powell’s press conference caused a stock market rally likely means the fed isn’t hiking fast enough. Markets are expecting above-target inflation for years to come. The Fed needs to fix that.
Vote by mail makes life more convenient but doesn’t have any particular implications for which party wins the elections — should be a low-key good government reform that can happen on a bipartisan basis instead of a high-stakes shitshow.
PRESIDENTIAL VOTE: Accounting for these trends, none of these VBM policies appears to affect presidential vote. In some of our models it even looks to slightly benefit Republicans, but this finding isn't very robust to other analytical approaches. 7/ https://t.co/l9xIuWxaCi
Eric McGhee @hezaproject
I’m not at “all we need to know” level or confidence but I think it’s the best bet.
I hadnt read this April 26th WSJ OpEd about Justices going wobbly on Roe until now. I think it tells us really all we need to know about where the leak came from. https://t.co/yVcQsyjbuE via @WSJOpinion
Josh Marshall @joshtpm