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Favorite Rejects 2022-05-31
I will die on this hill: Obama was right and Romney was wrong (and is wrong now) and Russia was not and is not “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” (It’s China) marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…
I think what a lot of people want to say is that if Romney had made a different, more restrained claim about Russia, that claim would have been true. And that’s fair enough — but Obama mocked him, rightly, because the actual thing he actually said was wrong.
My biggest question about Russia/Ukraine predictions is why did *Putin* get this so wrong? Almost all wars involve someone seriously misjudging the situation and that’s why we have here.
I know a *lot* of lawyers; it comes with the territory when you spend 20 years working for an impact litigation nonprofit. Ken is a Very Good Lawyer. I hope I never end up needing his services again, but if I do, I'm very glad I know where to find him.
Hahahahhaha IPCC scientist, Nobel prize winner and former US science envoy Dan Kammen pens an oped affirming the Berkeley YIMBYs are right for high density BART housing and calls out the NIMBY groups *by name* as climate disinfo lololololol