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Good thread. I've been annoyed by people parroting "NATO" and "2014 coup", when it's clear that the real problem for Russia was that they lost control via corruption over Ukrainian politics in 2014 and decided to prevent it from getting its act together and getting closer with EU
A theory about why Putin invaded Ukraine that circulates in the anti-corruption community is that it was triggered by Ukraine's steady sidelining of the corrupt oligarchs and power structures which Russia counted on to surreptitiously control the country. 1/
Matt Steinglass 🇺🇸 🇳🇱 Боже милий, знову лихо @mattsteinglass
The EU could do the world a solid by hard coding the following tradeoffs: 1. You can block ad tracking, or you can run an ad network. 2. If you take a cut on your App Store you must allow sideloading.
there's a rhetorical move i see occasionally from certain leftists. you ask a direct question about a matter of fact--"where will the money for public housing come from," say. and they respond with "this question valorizes white ways of knowing in problematic ways." a thread.
Pretty sure this didn’t happen
NEW for Dreadheads: @perrybaconjr and I dug into how survey data became the North Star of Dem politics, why Dems and liberals turned over the whole vocation to quants, and (with democracy on the line) what a better balance might look like. https://t.co/Jh6wpYznWG
Brian Beutler @brianbeutler
That GOP fear-mongering about restored IRS funding keeps looking sillier: the tax agency has used its new resources to hire 4,000 more customer-service reps, to better answer phones and questions. Even this close to Halloween, that doesn’t sound very scary to me—does it to you?
IRS ‘fully committed’ to better customer service as agency hires 4,000 new workers https://t.co/thFxUAZ7HK
Here reveals the true nature of the grift — you try to write good articles even if the upshot is unfashionable among the leftmost 15% of the population.