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Yes, this reenforces my priors about nighttime thermostat temperatures, I like it.
This is so strange, less e-cigarette availability means less binge drinking? Does this apply to other tobacco products too, and we only see the effect here because e-cigarettes are popular with teenagers?
Also, Crude prices are getting close to the 70 dollar price Biden stated the US would refill the strategic reserve at.
Why yes, I did hold my phone sideways to test this, and yes, it works perfectly, definitely better than squinting.
Popehat quipped: "A retired decorated Army major and a drag dancer joining forces to kick the shit out of a gunman at a drag show is super-American in both bad and good ways." Yglesias' take was simpler: "🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸". Neither even mentioned the other American, but less positive element, the police arrived and detained the good guy
• Very long thread on the challenges facing Bob Iger as he returns to the CEO position at Disney
• The Colorado Springs shooter had a previous interaction with police in which he threatened his mother with a bomb. Here's a thread about how the Supreme Court and lower state courts have made it difficult to pass laws restricting gun ownership over domestic violence.
• Thread summarizing an article about how the US can improve its state capacity with ways to encourage competition, experimentation, retention of talent and market-shaping with new offices within existing federal agencies.
• Thread summarizing a paper that shows the transition from autocracy to Democracy causes that country's stock market to take a significant hit, but not GDP. Democracy isn't bad for the economy, it's just more redistributive which scares plutocrats. Perhaps counterintuitively, another recent study shows that market oriented societies have higher trust, less graft, and are not associated with lower levels of morality.