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Favorite Rejects 2022-07-26
Xi going after semiconductor guys now? Truly, no industry is safe...
Another China tycoon down: Beijing detains high-flying Tsinghua semiconductor boss and former Xinjiang shepherd Zhao Weiguo — the latest aggressive billionaire dealmaker to fall foul of Xi’s government … via @ftchina & @caixin https://t.co/1Qj9okDuDv
Edward White @edwardwhitenz
BREAKING: Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country's newly appointed space chief said. https://t.co/c38istczel
The Associated Press @AP
This piece on the anti-homework movement is very useful for mustering a lot more patience with it than I'd have been able to bring....
The conceit of this account that the big problem in American politics is that the New York Times is too conservative seems off to me. https://t.co/B6oaPiwppz
Only 18% of pregnancies end in abortion, so the Dobbs decision does not affect the median pregnancy. by Matt Yglesias
New York Times Pitchbot @DougJBalloon
I still don’t know who leaked, but I’m more confident that people who were being assholes about “well OBVIOUSLY it was liberals, you idiot” were way over their skis. https://t.co/GilBuCByMm
The leaked draft opinion foiled Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to persuade fellow Justice Brett Kavanaugh to act as Roe’s saving vote. https://t.co/rINAXl58cv
Rolling Stone @RollingStone
But to a large extent what the progs think is that the mods are bad people, who ought to be cast out from the circle of leadership and replaced with themselves. So instead of declaring victory, the progs espoused new further-left ideas to keep the feuding going.
The mods, meanwhile, have a perverse tendency to blame the progs for their electoral problems when the actual issue is stances that *they themselves decided to adopt* in order to box out the progs and maintain control of the levers of power.
The best things communism ever did was scare capitalism into doing the right thing, a little bit, sometimes
Post-war Germany built a lot of housing, not only because a lot of their housing was destroyed in the war, but because the government believed that housing construction had a deradicalization effect, particularly athwart to communism. https://t.co/DhStbj7l3S
Neoliberal 🌐🇺🇦 @ne0liberal
Yep, that 2nd greatest military power that has to bow down to Iran to possibly get some dubious combat drones
The White House has "no indications of any delivery or purchase of Iranian drones by the Russian ministry of defense," says NSC spox John Kirby. But adds that just the fact that Putin was pursuing a deal shows that "sanctions are having an effect"
Lara Seligman @laraseligman