Left-wing people have started describing really banal obviously true points as "contrarian" to try to create an unrealistically high evidentiary bar for ideas they happen to find uncongenial or inconvenient.
A UK/EU space race to Mars would be a hilarious outcome of Brexit.
Michael Lambert @MichaelLambertaBREAKING: Prime minister Johnson expected to announce UK manned mission to Mars at Tory conference next week. A No 10 spokesman said “This would not have been possible if we had stayed in the EU”
So it used to be that when people said "racism" they meant "prejudice" like a mortgage lender decides he hates Black people so he won't lend them money. Today people (especially younger and better-educated ones) mean something more comprehensive.
Jerusalem @JerusalemDemsasBlack person: gets mortgage denied Pinker: well, was it really racism? or was it simply because the US government, banks, real estate agents and millions of Americans engaged in a multi-decade project of segregation and disinvestment? https://t.co/nugJ8GzWAo
I think it is a little obtuse of Pinker, an actual linguist, to pretend he is not aware of how language change works and that this is what has happened here.
I think if you read 's profile of Joe Manchin, *the* thing that he wants to believe is that the impediments to progress are roughly symmetrical and that he is a voice of reason brokering bipartisan deals impeded by extremists on both sides.
First Elizabeth Warren becomes a Tight Money Bro, now Teen Vogue? Time to get progressives into Bitcoin
dylan matthews @dylanmattTruly wild to see Teen Vogue arguing for tighter monetary policy / against QE https://t.co/4TMCzCKUzp https://t.co/qWseZCep66
Good, if late
Kaleigh Rogers @KaleighRogersWhoa. YouTube is banning all anti-vaccine content: https://t.co/ldd2ZItT36
This is my dream, omnivaxxed
Hanna Ziady @hannaziady.@guyplatten of the @shippingics tells me he knows of one seafarer who has received SIX vaccine doses because some countries only recognise certain vaccines. Something's gotta give! https://t.co/Q2ui6KLevE via @CNNBusiness
Fun fact: The only known room temperature superconductor -- something scientists had been questing after for decades -- is literally COMPRESSED FART GAS (hydrogen sulfide + methane).
Perfect attendance is the only academic award I ever won, so I am committed to the view that it is good. https://t.co/Gq05ZPfboL
Betsey Stevenson @BetseyStevensonPerfect attendance awards encourage parents to send kids to school sick! They instill the idea that we should show up under any circumstances. And schools still have them! It's not anachronistic, but it should be. https://t.co/ymri4Mhk9Q
It would be interesting to see a Republican try to draft a bill embodying the conservative movement view that we should have absolute at-will employment but then with exceptions for anti-vaxxers and allegedly racist speech.
Rep. Jim Jordan @Jim_JordanIf you want the vaccine, get the vaccine. But if you don’t want the vaccine, you shouldn’t have to worry about being fired.