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One reason I'm skeptical: Chicago's growth & sustainability has always stemmed in large part from being the leading city of its region. It attracts a lot of intra-Midwest migration. Even if the overall region suffers from WFH, not sure Chicago's *relative* status changes much.
Remote work has generated a lot of discourse about super-expensive cities like San Francisco and New York, but the place that I think is really going to be in big trouble is Chicago. https://t.co/QyGjPrtXPY
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
Great thread here — Manchin is jeopardizing hydrogen, advanced nuclear, CCS, and other technologies he’s long championed and I sincerely hope he will reconsider. https://t.co/5RYcFRzOZL
.@Sen_JoeManchin is reportedly walking away from the energy package he helped craft over the past 6 months. If @SenateDems pass a FY22 budget bill without this energy package, it'll do enormous damage to the industries & communities Sen. Manchin says he cares about. Here's how.🧵
Responsible countries don't want to bail out irresponsible neighbors who wasted opportunities to make good choices. I get it, but solidarity really is important even if it should come with conditionality in terms of required reforms, such as turning nuclear plants back on.
NORTH vs SOUTH 2.0: Spain, Greece and Portugal reject the EU call for 15% cuts in natural gas consumption to help Germany Spanish Energy Minister (clearly aiming at Berlin): "Contrary to other countries, Spain hasn't been living beyond its means in energy terms" #EnergyCrisis
Javier Blas @JavierBlas
Melania Trump blames her former chief of staff for not keeping her up to date. Here’s the text that Grisham sent to her that day.
🇺🇸U.S. Armed Forces CJCS Mark A. Milley: None of the U.S.-provided HIMARS systems has been destroyed in 🇺🇦Ukraine by Russian forces.
OK, so not only do Republicans want to institute a federal ban on abortion, but today 195 of them voted against codifying the right to contraception. Only 8 voted yes. (Every Dem was a yes). This was not a “gotcha” bill with a bunch of stuff btw. It was pretty straightforward.
"Imagine how much the Russians have pissed us off that Muslims and Jews are teaming up to kill them"
A Muslim and an Israeli share a trench and their thoughts on the Russian invasion while under GRAD barrage. Somewhere in the East. https://t.co/9uQ7cc89kd
From “Maybe in a hot economy the relationship between GDP and inflation gets a lot steeper.” piie.com/publications/w…
In early 2021 there was a debate among economists about the likely consequences of the American Rescue Plan. Some warned that the package would be inflationary; others were relaxed. “I was Team Relaxed,” says @paulkrugman. https://t.co/5mrwZvAX07 https://t.co/AbhZyQa1H0
New York Times Opinion @nytopinion