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Don't blame the oil companies for their high profits. It is not price gouging, just how markets work. But there is nothing wrong with taxing those exceptional profits.
Upgrading school HVAC is good for public health, good for learning, and most of all *scalable* unlike a lot of other education interventions.
Schools closed this week in Milwaukee due to extreme heat. Follows closings for heat a few weeks ago across Baltimore, Philly, DC, NYC… The $ is there (billions still not spent…), solution is obvious, and this problem is not going away (will get worse) https://t.co/eG2XttkVfH
Joseph Allen @j_g_allen
Two months ago, Adam reported that shots for little kids might wait until June, with FDA deliberately delaying. Admin officials pushed back hard on the piece. Today: it’s June, FDA has finally authorized shots for little kids, just as Adam reported.
NEW: The Biden admin may now wait until June to authorize a Covid vaccine for children under 5. The further delay comes even as the other public health precautions ease, exposing Biden to frustration from parents & political leaders over the vaccine. https://t.co/5GlCEieack
Adam Cancryn @adamcancryn
“While only 4 percent of Democratic men over 50 thought feminism was harmful, 46 percent of Democratic men under 50 did.” https://t.co/SFvfuyVj07
dylan matthews @dylanmatt
Give me a concrete to put up the barriers and a trash can for the plastic pylons and I would end all car-to cyclist, pedestrian deaths tomorrow.
42-year-old cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in downtown Oakland on Thursday night, the city's 17th traffic death of 2022. @KQEDNews @RapidRevolt https://t.co/v735EloOsr
Dan Brekke @danbrekke
Rates are gonna go higher unless inflation craters very soon.
Different versions of monetary policy-setting formulas embedded in the Taylor Rule call for short-term interest rates between 4% and 7% right now https://t.co/FCwdywAosY https://t.co/3Ve5sNMn9a
Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos
I'm skeptical of his national appeal (especially if he's challengng fellow Californian Kamala Harris) but the not-so-subtle subtext of these moves would seem to be that Newsom is testing the waters for a presidential run if Biden retires.
Within the last week, Newsom has: -vented about the nat'l Democratic party to @Elex_Michaelson https://t.co/JgAxz41A4e -joined Truth Social to "call out Republican lies" -vented about the nat'l Democratic party's weakness to @RonBrownstein https://t.co/qozN9t6Lns
Melanie Mason @melmason