Who are the urban planners working on NEOM? How much acid do they take? Maybe a daily microdose situation. Are they having fun or is it a "we fear the wrath of the Czar" type environment?— Jacob Silverman (@SilvermanJacob) July 27, 2022
I was going to give the abortion thread a rest, but these new twists in the story are worth keeping an eye on.
Faced with a steady stream of horror stories about the impact of abortion bans on patients suffering failed pregnancies, anti-abortion advocates have retreated into a paranoid conspiracy theory that doctors are trying to "create viral stories making abortion bans look culpable." pic.twitter.com/RapvDOqRVg— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 26, 2022
Anti-abortion laws are crafted very carefully. The lack of clarity is intentional. They’ve left just enough room to claim that the dr could have performed an abortion but chose not to, while creating enough doubt (and levying such harsh punishment) that few dr’s would risk it.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) July 26, 2022
A lot of you have asked so here’s the deal with the bill in NC that would legalize the use of “deadly force” against anyone providing an abortion: pic.twitter.com/ITKhe0ws3z— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) July 25, 2022
When you read stories about Trump's declining influence in the GOP, remember he can drop below 50%, he can drop below a plurality, but as long as a significant number of people in the party sound like this, he is still the man with the grenade.
New Georgia voter law creates a system of vote purge privateers in which voters can get fellow voters purged from the voting rolls based on their own DIY internet research. Not surprisingly, conservatives have taken the lead organizing to strike what … https://t.co/orQsVYFUOh— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 27, 2022
I'll admit I winced a bit at "shouldn't correlate," but it's still an interesting finding.
Vaccinated people primarily blame Russia for war in Ukraine, unvaccinated tend to blame US, NATO, Ukraine, EU, poll of Austrians shows.— Nicholas Grossman (@NGrossman81) July 25, 2022
These shouldn’t correlate. One doesn’t cause the other.
But they share a cause: a transnational identity politics united in rejection of facts. https://t.co/rpIv8Fj14o
Yes, it's a campaign ad and there's no telling what was done in the editing, but having grown up and spent much of my adult life around good ol' boys I can tell you that this is exactly the right approach.
If you want to make Texas great, you need to make it BETO first. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Wyr37WrlkH— Zola4Beto 🛹 (@Zola4B) July 24, 2022
It's the "unwisely" that erases the line between the real thing and an New York Times Pitchbot parody.
Beto O'Rourke is raising more money than Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor, and polls show a single-digit contest between them. Suddenly, improbably, perhaps unwisely, Texas Democrats are again daring to think that maybe this could be the year. https://t.co/qQ9v2KyXhS pic.twitter.com/K90psloYvO— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 24, 2022
The stunning colors of the Anna's hummingbird are iridescence caused by light scattering from nanoscale structures within their feathers.pic.twitter.com/BZzXuFnHag— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) July 21, 2022
BATS CAN SWIM!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/9W0Ppf8eEa— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 28, 2022