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Favorite Rejects 2022-05-06
Yes, deepening the divide between Russia and its neighbors is the whole point of NATO. Anyone who looks at Russia today and doesn't want a deeper divide with that country is nuts.
Is this as naive as it seems? • admitting Swed&Finland to @NATO will “deepen Europe’s 20th-century divisions in ways that will probably preclude far bolder & braver thinking about how to achieve peace & prosperity in the 21st” @SlaughterAM #UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine https://t.co/wKpgnaKY4j
Richard Baldwin @BaldwinRE
This is true, and I expect the eventual legislative settlement will be that abortion is always legal in the first trimester, but legal only for special reasons in the 2nd. Opinion polls show that this balance is what Americans generally support.
@Noahpinion In practically all of letftist dreamed Europe, abortion is a criminal act after the 3rd month. In the Us is always discussed like either you can always abort anytime or it’s going back to the middle ages.
Utarg of Utarg @Skyrim_watch
This relates to my pet theory that the superior typography used by Democratic campaigns is actually counterproductive because good taste is a negative signal to the median voter.
Does the right-wing or left-wing have better graphics? https://t.co/Dw16DXwKPy, the comments section is good too.
Good preparation for Twitter is a few times early in my career C-SPAN had me come in to be the liberal talking head during really undesirable time slots (7AM the Saturday after Thanksgiving, etc) alongside a conservative talking and we'd field phone calls from sociopaths.
@DKThomp @MattZeitlin @mims There's a lot of great stuff on twitter but also a TON of jackasses and idiots. But I think that's always been the case? I'm old enough to remember getting snail mail from American Prospect readers and it was insane. The key to twitter is to block a lot of people.
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
As an example, Thomas’ wife was so unhappy about the results of the last election that she plotted with WH officials about how to overturn it.
Justice Clarence Thomas said that the judiciary is threatened if people are unwilling to “live with outcomes we don’t agree with,” and that recent events at the Supreme Court might be “one symptom of that.” https://t.co/MBNI3lnK8o
The Washington Post @washingtonpost
White House not happy with recent leaks about US providing intelligence that helped Ukraine kill generals and sink Russian missile cruiser Moskva. Officials deny a direct link between shared intel and targets, and "there’s an internal freakout over the stream of stories"
Turns out none of this is a coordinated leak by President JOE BIDEN’s team: “Someone is eager to take credit, but it’s not helpful,” a U.S. official told NatSec Daily. https://t.co/e9rowd246F
Alex Ward @alexbward