Favorites May 25th 2022
This continues to be the big story. Other interesting tidbits: lockdown drills in schools probably do more harm than good. Media coverage of school shootings do lead to legislation, but the majority of it allows more guns, not fewer, unlike in other countries. Finally polling for the kind of gun ban that would actually make a difference is bad and getting worse, although there is some nuance.
Split Ticket @SplitTicket_Race call: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) will win renomination with over 50% of the vote, obviating the need for a runoff. This is a blow to former President Trump who focused his efforts on unseating the Secretary.
Nice to have a bit of positive electoral news, even if it's 'positive' in that it's not absolutely horrible.
I *think* this is a joke, and to be honest, I'm not really sure whether it would be more or less dangerous than invading Taiwan.
That's some serious expansion, wild that it's Walmart getting out ahead. If you're not familiar, Walmart's drone system is the one with a spotter tower to watch the drones from the Walmart parking lot.
1) This is really cool. 2) Why aren't we advancing these vaccines? Is the FDA worried that having a variant proof vaccine might confuse people as well?
• Thread on Russian tank losses. TL;DR: maybe 30% of all their usable tanks lost so far. Another thread indicates they're losing the new expensive tanks first. Here's more background on why the majority Russia's stockpile of tanks appear to be inoperable.
• More details on Russia's recent gains against Ukraine (despite their supply of tanks getting dangerously thin)