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Pentagon budget realignment files are a magnificent source of info about what the US military is up to, what classified programs US Special Operations Command runs in Ukraine, and what equipment has been sent to Ukraine. Let's dive in - a thread 🧵: 1/n
Yes, if there can be one positive thing to take from this freaking catastrophe, it’s that people will stop talking about war being relatively easy to execute. War is normally a disaster for the side waging it as well as the side being attacked. https://t.co/UK2yNnUyzB
https://t.co/HLLtwOtZ3M such a quick turnaround from “US needs stable/predictable relations with RU, disregarding UA security interest as result, to concentrate on China” to “Successful UA strategic defensive operation should make China to think twice before invading Taiwan”.
Mykola Bielieskov @MBielieskov
Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Vladimir Putin's historical achievement: "Russia is most likely the first and only country in the world where people flee not because someone invaded their country, but because they invaded another country"
I recently learned that 60% of Massachusetts towns with inclusionary zoning ordinances haven’t built a single affordable unit under their ordinances. Despite this, I still talk to lots of activists who think we should focus on increasing the required percentages.
I has the receipts. Good job, lol. 40% of 0 is 0. https://t.co/yOwVHzgDhP https://t.co/8Tvgtnvfoh
Kim-Mai Cutler @kimmaicutler
Whoa – Apple listened to feedback and there are some BIG changes to Stage Manager for iPadOS: - Stage Manager on the iPad's screen is now supported on 2018 & 2020 iPad Pros - External display support on M1 is getting delayed to a future software update
This is wild, and worth a read. I hope some state legislator finds it and is shocked enough and introduces a bill to directly and cleanly override zoning in Santa Cruz
New substack: My search for housing in Santa Cruz has left me bitter and scarred. Read about the nightmare renters and college students must endure just to find a home in this tell-all about this suburban beach town. https://t.co/dyFXvv9wJ4
Darrell Owens @IDoTheThinking
The main story in today’s Evening Moscow newspaper is ‘Top 10 questions about mobilisation’ Featuring a list of things to take with you (like cigarettes!) and information about payment and bonuses. A million rubles ($17k) if you destroy HIMARS, and 5 million ($85k) if you die.
BREAKING: @Sen_JoeManchin throws in the towel. Asks Schumer to remove energy permitting from the spending bill. Doesn’t have the votes
Erik Wasson @elwasson
Absolutely true on the merits of permitting reform. But note most Democrats and Dem leadership backed permitting reform — the problem is McConnell whipped against it to own the libs. https://t.co/RoNcl5x3Rk
One of the most anti-climate things you can do is oppose permitting reform. The US government restricts nearly every pro-climate project from happening via unnecessary regulation. Dems/radical climate activists literally just set their entire “pro-climate” agenda back…by a ton. https://t.co/Ts9p0AO69b
Benji Backer @BenjiBacker
Just as everyone is convincing themselves that basic fiscal debates don’t matter anymore and all of politics should just be culture-oriented shitposting, basic fiscal debates are becoming more relevant after a long absence.
Just checked the 10yr/10yr Treasury rate (ie, the markets forecast of the 10yr rate a decade from now). Is 4.33%. That is up 19bp in a day (largest 1 day increase in over a year). Up 28bp in 2 days (largest tw2o day increase in over two years). (FYI FRED doesn't have today.) https://t.co/5dAFwTx1vj
Jason Furman @jasonfurman