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Existing: parking lot, offices. Proposed: 187 car-free affordable homes. When cities remove minimum parking laws, good things happen. sfstandard.com/housing-develo…
There's a difference between having spaces dedicated for specific groups of people, like an indigenous student center similar to the one on my campus, and carving out entire neighborhoods and designating them as "for x group only".
yimbys are sitting me down and letting me know that white and straight people belong in every space and if i disagree, then it’s apartheid! humbled today 🙏🏻 https://t.co/2Kd4qLs0qi
This has literally happened with smaller planes (pilot had a heart attack, ATC aided an untrained passenger in landing) and Mythbusters did it with a large commercial airliner in a simulator. The problem indicated in this poll is that women underestimate their abilities.
Roughly 1 in 3 Americans (32%) – including nearly half of men (46%) – are confident they could safely land a passenger airplane in an emergency situation, relying only on the assistance of air traffic control. Just 1 in 5 women say the same. https://t.co/dc1rlBoIQU https://t.co/LI26LtcIZq
YouGov America @YouGovAmerica
This is a super underappreciated asymmetry that explains a lot about why the 30% most liberal Ds act so differently than the 30% most conservative Rs. If the vast majority of new legislation was conservative then you’d bet that the most liberal Ds would be obstructionists too!
Major lawmaking also returned to its liberal norm last session. In total under Trump, congress was similarly productive in major lawmaking as under previous presidents & passed 11 more liberal than conservative laws. https://t.co/tJ9dHsQOQr
Matt Grossmann @MattGrossmann
Industrial policy, FTW? | "Top officials are discussing ways to move away from costly subsidies that have so far borne little fruit and encouraged both graft and American sanctions." bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via
Yea, Sinema’s brand of unpopularism is easily one of the most overrepresented ideologies in congress
Recently, @conor64 argued that America needs more senators like Kyrsten Sinema, since self-identified "independents" are underrepresented in Congress, and this fuels public distrust in government. I think that's wrong on several levels! https://t.co/Uvza0VYyD7 https://t.co/kWq9hVzvY6
Eric Levitz @EricLevitz
Predicting that civilization would end by 1985 counts as a pretty basic error, I'd think. To the extent he's received scientific accolades, it shows how unseriously the scientific community takes prediction.
60 Minutes extinction story has brought the usual right-wing out in force. If I'm always wrong so is science, since my work is always peer-reviewed, including the POPULATION BOMB and I've gotten virtually every scientific honor. Sure I've made some mistakes, but no basic ones
Paul R. Ehrlich @PaulREhrlich
For those who don’t know, back when John Boehner stepped down the heir apparent was Kevin McCarthy but he couldn’t get over the top — the press wouldn’t really report the reason which is that people thought he was having an affair with then-Rep Ellmers.
When I cut out homework in my upper-level course & turned it into practice questions, I saw two consistent observations: 1) Exam averages ⬆️ 2) Exam grade distribution ↔️ I had more As & more Fs on exams when it was just practice problems, & final grades were largely unchanged.
AI is going to kill homework as a grade evaluation method. Homework will still be given, but for the purpose of learning the material and strengthening one's skills, not evaluating student competence.
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
Ralph Norman says the main thing McCarthy could do to get his vote is pledge not to raise the debt ceiling and prepare cuts instead. These are the kinds of demands McCarthy is getting.
Jim Newell @jim_newell
/virtually entire body stuck in airplane toilet, with only head and shoulders visible above the seat "Lot of shade being cast right now but"
A lot of shade being cast at Republicans right now, but if the Democrats vote in bloc for Jeffries vote after vote instead of finding a compromise candidate to get on board with, they're demonstrating equal levels of non-seriousness & proving that they're part of the dysfunction.
Justin Stapley @JustinWStapley