Favorite Rejects 2022-07-27
Put another way: this is roughly the equivalent of about $300-$350 dollar per barrel oil.
Natural gas hits $60 in Europe (we are paying $9). Hard to see how European families and companies are going to be able to afford electricity this winter *or* how many utilities won't need massive bailouts to cover costs. https://t.co/kOo8cdUbQ6
Brian Sullivan @SullyCNBC
One thing about Italy that seems banal but that strongly contrasts with the United States is that in Italy the richest places — Trentino, Milan, Bologna, Rome — are the places with the fastest population growth. slowboring.com/p/whats-not-wr…
Jacobin has published a bunch of terrible takes on Ukraine, but this interview with a Russian sociologist is worth reading
That's a lot of casualties, considering Russia started the invasion with 190,000 guys. I'm sure they've reinforced a bunch since then, but this has still got to hurt.
“We were briefed that over 75,000 Russians have either been killed or wounded [in Ukraine], which is huge...over 80% of their land forces are bogged down, and they're tired,” @RepSlotkin told @MZanona re: classified briefing House members just got from Biden admin officials.
Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand
“Long story short, never listen to an Instagram meme, especially where math is involved. Forget that horse-hauling F-350 — an EV is far less expensive to operate than even a super efficient internal-combustion family sedan.” (And home charging’s cheaper!)
Hey! Biden! Use the Defense Production Act to start making more of these missiles RIGHT GODDAMN NOW! Don't wait two months like you usually do!!!
Honestly, given the frequent communications failures, the country would probably be better off if the CDC had spent 100x this amount on media training.
New: Biden administration spent $25,750 and authorized an additional $30,500 for media training and executive coaching for CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, per expense docs w/ @adamcancryn @maxwelltani https://t.co/S07ac38WSG
Alex Thompson @AlexThomp
While the energy provisions of IRA are what’s most exciting to Democrats, the health care & deficit reduction opponents are probably more compelling to swing voters and it’s important to remember to talk about them.
A photo of the anti-abortion crew at the Indiana statehouse today. I wish I was lying. 📸: Leif Ostara