Favorite Rejects 2022-07-15
Disinflation as policy: by-right environmental review and permitting of nuclear, solar, wind, transmission lines, and desalination on federal land. Do it.
They’re really out here telling a 10 year old to look at the benefit of having her rapist’s baby. https://t.co/Vih0iwRFsR
the 10 yr old Ohio girl “would have had the baby, and as many women who have had babies as a result of rape, we would hope that she would understand the reason and ultimately the benefit of having the child,”said National Right to Life Coalition top lawyer https://t.co/jvDV2btz7Z
Edward-Isaac Dovere @IsaacDovere
Sometimes I think the bureaucrats are trying to get people sick
“The expanded access status requires physicians to go through more than 100 pages of paperwork each time they prescribe it, and between the forms and administrative requirements, a patient visit to initiate this medication can take between 1 and 3 hours.” https://t.co/0RBjsyaeLI
I think I'm very much on board with 's idea that Democrats need their own contract with America, but not really because I think it will help tremendously with voters. The party just needs to figure out a set of things it actually agrees on, other than Trump bad.
I disagree with Manchin’s actions here. But the framing of this as “one senator” holding up these ideas is profoundly misleading, the issue is that it’s Manchin *and fifty republicans* most of whom represent states less conservative than West Virginia.
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who took more campaign cash from the oil and gas industry than any other senator, blew up the Democratic Party’s plan to fight climate change. Here’s a look at how the plan unraveled as the Earth continues to warm. https://t.co/js6zCTQvg9 https://t.co/DsXbOzG8XY
The New York Times @nytimes
Deterrence worked in the Cold War, appeasement failed in the runup to WW2. So if we want to prevent catastrophic war, why should we eschew our successful Cold War strategy and double down on what failed in WW2??
"The number of housing units in brooklyn increased by 30% during the same period the population of the United States increased by 120%" like, there's your problem
People talk of a housing shortage. The vacancy rate definitely is too low! But in 1950 there were 814,134 housing units for 795,762 households in Brooklyn. By 2020? 1,077,654 units for 972,314 households. Households got smaller, but we also added 263,520 new units.
john p @jgp_nyc
A hilariously sad self own by China’s police and propaganda department: state TV shows an “anti-terrorism” exercise. The terrorist? A man with a placard protesting about wage theft by his employer.
Many are rightfully worried about China's property sector. But why do Chinese invest so much in property? The answer is, it's the only asset class that has come close to keeping up with income growth in China over the past decade.
Mortgage payment showdown. China's property market - an industry that accounts for about a quarter of the world’s second-largest economy - is taking a very rapid turn for the worse. 2/10 https://t.co/S5nKS3FZGo
Sofia Horta e Costa @SofiaHCBBG
The Biden administration is quietly dismissing illegal immigration cases at a rate never seen before. It's on pace to purge 1 million cases before the 2024 presidential election. Those whose cases are dropped will no longer have to fear deportation. https://t.co/uOxMU36c6m https://t.co/dwtNMcHgIJ
Anna Giaritelli @Anna_Giaritelli
Kudos to at the for this deep dive into the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ real estate and stock holdings. Interesting that those most opposed to market rate housing development own the most of it. sfstandard.com/politics/prope…
This is exactly right. Trump was the biggest threat to Japanese (and US) interests in Asia in my living memory. Abe was singularly skilled in managing his ego, unpredictability, and long-standing anti-Japanese bias.
Abe's greatest foreign policy accomplishment? Managing Trump. My latest in @WPReview. https://t.co/9fh6z18HyN
Paul Poast @ProfPaulPoast