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Russians panicking about mobilization 7 months into the war is fascinating to me. Did you not know your country started the bloodiest war in Europe since WWII? Were you really hoping to not be personally affected by it at all? You thought only minorities would be sent to die?
An unusual and mostly forgotten pledge Chinese President Xi Jinping signed eight years ago that China would protect Ukraine in the event of a nuclear attack is getting fresh attention following Russia’s invasion of its Eastern European neighbor.
WOW. It gets even worse. “Perla” lied to dozens more asylum seekers, put them up in a hotel for days with false claims about jobs and housing, and when DeSantis suddenly cancelled the Delaware flight yesterday, she dumped some back at the shelter and stranded the others. https://t.co/TGhia9pEAI
BREAKING: DeSantis-linked operation in TX had planned to fly migrants to Delaware yesterday. Then they pulled the plug –– to "punk" the media, the Gov. said –– and 20+ people were left at a hotel. /w @NickNehamas https://t.co/JNirUGVUId
Sarah Blaskey 🏝 @Blaskey_S
Ahhh I was considering writing a post on the general regional economic crisis in South Asia, but Tooze wrote it instead! Check it out!
Chartbook #153: The South Asian Polycrisis on Chartbook https://t.co/SCC3fQpgKl
Adam Tooze @adam_tooze
I think some in the administration underrate their own power here. America is the Saudi Arabia of oil, and if we are willing to acknowledge that this commodity remains too important to be left purely to the market we can seize pricing power from OPEC. slowboring.com/p/its-time-to-…
🧵Great stuff in the new Zero-Emission Vehicles report: 1/ EV sales are ⬆️63% year-on-year about.bnef.com/blog/zero-emis…
I think conservatives sometimes misinterpret the fact that liberals don’t live up to their own unflattering stereotypes of what liberals are like as a form of hypocrisy.
On matters ranging from crime to their kids' schooling ==> "Many notional urban liberals are much more conservative than they claim... They would like many conservative norms and policies, but lack the permission structure." @edwest https://t.co/WCnbsz1xVK
Brad Wilcox @BradWilcoxIFS
WIRED founder explains why progress often looks like dystopia to the untrained eye. This video is part of The Progress Issue, a Big Think and special collaboration.