Barrett said he was unaware of the change, adding that they try to keep website current with most important issues — and abortion, he says, isn’t one.— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) August 28, 2022
An interesting statement, given that Michigan voters identified abortion as their top issue in not one but two polls this week. https://t.co/30MWmej3yo pic.twitter.com/UK1QF0mp8S
(And given that we're talking about Michigan, I assume he's talking about the security of the Canadian border.)
I wonder if they left in Masters' opposition to a right to contraception.
In Arizona, Blake Masters backtracks on abortion, scrubs campaign website— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 25, 2022
"I am 100% pro-life," Masters' website read as of Thursday morning.
That language is now gone.
Also deleted: support for "a federal personhood law"
via @akarl_smith @MarcACaputo: https://t.co/ckS3gPPvp4
And in related news.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers called an emergency special session of the GOP-led legislature to repeal the 1849 ban on abortions even for rape & incest— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) August 13, 2022
The GOP Senate president gaveled the session in & out in 14 seconds—The Assembly did the same in 25 seconds https://t.co/wY62hZkktq
New poll: 82% support abortion rights in Ohio. Yet the legislature denied a 10-year-old rape victim that option. This shows how gerrymandering subverts democracy and enables extremism. https://t.co/1360ltxZ0Q— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) August 10, 2022
Fox News poll: “The shift in vote preference mainly comes from women. They preferred the GOP candidate by 1 point in May and now go for the Democrat by 6.” https://t.co/p8IbhFbvd6— Josh Kraushaar (@JoshKraushaar) August 12, 2022
Of course, changing the subject is easier when everyone reads the memo.
You guys notice how calm and composed DePerno sounds in this opposition ad as he says he goes on to say that he doesn’t think a woman should be allowed to get an abortion if her life is at threat pic.twitter.com/PJea2PHP9v— umichvoter 🏳️🌈 (@umichvoter) August 10, 2022
Someone seems to be under a bit of stress.
this is truly bonkers pic.twitter.com/T7BkXq61E4— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 29, 2022
And though you've been told different, this remains Trump's party.
When asked if Trump will be the nominee in 2024, CPAC’s Matt Schlapp takes it even further, “it’s an unshakable bond. It’s always like, people ask the question - is he the leader? .. Yes, and I think he will be until he takes his last breath.” pic.twitter.com/EgF2ZDKlWo— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 8, 2022
I've heard so many versions since 2020 of "Trump can't win the nomination again because R voters don't want a loser and they don't want to risk nominating a candidate with lots of legal issues." But the party is making it near impossible to argue from either premise.— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) August 10, 2022
Built around a cult of personality.
Ricky Shiffer, the armed man in body armor who was just killed trying to breach an FBI office, had the most active Truth Social account I've ever seen. His last two non-reply posts: https://t.co/Dv0yWkzl0m pic.twitter.com/eCFmJfF0en— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) August 11, 2022
No matter how much parts of the mainstream press dislike talking about it.
I read this with a question pending. As he examined the high-risk decision to search Mar-a-Lago, how would Times analyst @shearm describe the risk to the country in letting Trump's conduct go uncharged? A "news analysis" allows for that. https://t.co/eU7wzkWriw— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) August 10, 2022
No mention of it. pic.twitter.com/DmPf1TUmmZ
Remember how David Brooks spent the early part of 2016 touting Rubio as the sane alternative to Trump?
Cascading layers of bullshit here. But it’s worth noting that his argument is that it doesn’t matter if Trump is likely to have committed a crime. Republicans will manufacture a prosecution as payback. He’s basically saying, that’s who we are, of course we’ll do that. https://t.co/8Fj5fQS4Su— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 10, 2022
God, this one breaks my heart.
"The kids ask me, 'Can I go get a book?' They're so excited, and I have to say no."
WATCH: “Tennessee teachers, you know why I’m in my classroom on a Saturday — TN passed a law, my kids are asking if they can read books and I’m having to say NO until I catalogue everything and get it all approved.”😳— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 14, 2022
Underappreciated. Underpaid. Untrusted. #GOPTeacherShortage pic.twitter.com/2sBOnCmBka
The teacher was told to remove images of notable Black American leaders, like former President Obama, from his classroom because they were deemed "age-inappropriate".— Florida House Democrats (@FLHouseDems) August 10, 2022
This is what's fueling Florida's teacher shortage.https://t.co/aDXgcL0vHy
You know Biden's foreign policy is going well when OAN switches from "this would never have happened if Trump were in power" to "this is only happening because Russia and China are afraid of Trump coming back to power"
“Russia could’ve taken Ukraine inside of 3 weeks but didn’t. They’re holding back, why? China is too scared to invade Taiwan, why? The reason is because they don’t know what Trump is going to do with them in 2025 .. Trump remains more powerful than anyone in 4 generations.” pic.twitter.com/TuLrzCljv3— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 29, 2022
I did not expect her to work NIMBYs into this one.
1: stigmatize low-income welfare programs, stop indexing them to inflation— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) August 27, 2022
2. valorize home ownership as a democratizing vehicle for economic security
3. create new poor and middle class NIMBYs (and aspiring homeowners in those demos) who will fight against high-income taxes pic.twitter.com/cyBENbt5ox
Before I could get around to making fun of Neumann's follow-up to WeWork, it collapses and he gets another $350 million for the next fiasco,
And yet A16Z just dumped another $350M on this clown. I swear A16Z can't make money except through securities fraud these days, and have now run up against a grifter smarter than they are. https://t.co/3RUVzZUbAo— Nicholas Weaver (@ncweaver) August 15, 2022
Remind me kids, whose behavior should we try to emulate if we want to be successful in this life?— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) August 15, 2022
*kids voices rise in inspiring crescendo of innocent certainty* ADAM NEUMANN!
Though Utah is still a fairly safe seat, the fall-out from Jauary 6th continues to reverberate.
.@SenMikeLee has tried to downplay his central role in Trump’s coup attempt for MONTHS—and now he's started threatening to sue me in the hopes that I'll keep quiet ...— Evan McMullin 🇺🇸 (@EvanMcMullin) August 15, 2022
Well, his own words speak for themselves. Let’s take a look👇
From the feral disinformation files.
Gillespie County, TX: Population 27,000.— Charles Gaba 🇺🇦 (@charles_gaba) August 14, 2022
Trump received 79% of the vote in 2020 out of ~16,000 votes total.
It'll be very interesting if no one is able to vote this November & Beto O'Rourke ends up winning the state by ~10,000 votes or so. https://t.co/GYdlG4PFm5
This is what an actual never-Trumper looks like.
Nope. As I’ve said often, I will not support ANY Republican who voted for Trump in 2020. That’s virtually EVERY Republican, including DeSantis. So I may never vote Republican again. Our ONLY job now is to defeat this authoritarian party. That means vote Democrat. @RadioFreeTom. https://t.co/kfe0SzyTaj— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 13, 2022
Sure it sounds bad, but...
...that's just Trump being Trump. Surely no respectable Republican would say something like...
Buried in the story is Trump having an emissary reach out to Merrick Garland to basically blackmail the AG with the fury that Fox had whipped up with the Trump base. pic.twitter.com/jMcjvDHt0I— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) August 13, 2022
“Everyone knows the old mob-speak trick of cloaking threats in the guise of faux-innocent ‘predictions.’” And Trump re-sent the Graham threat on his own social media platform. https://t.co/oRg32LeuvK— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 29, 2022
One case where Russia's media being untrustworthy is kinda reassuring.
I’m not saying Trump let Russia see our nuclear secrets - Russia is saying Trump let them see our nuclear secrets. https://t.co/eVmhSLrKFc— Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) August 13, 2022
The anti-anti-Trump left has now crossed the "Marjorie Taylor Greene is right" threshold.
BJG: MTG has become America's favorite broken clock, & it's that time of day where she's regretfully 100% right.— Matthew Dimitri 🐍🧪 (@themattdimitri) August 12, 2022
Trump could possibly spend 33 years in prison if charged with Violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice/criminal handling of classified nuclear documents pic.twitter.com/Rczmt5FfIw
The Overton window on nuclear power appears to be moving.
On the student debt debate.
All the crude stereotypes about higher education are way out of line with reality.— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) August 28, 2022
There were literally 7,767 degrees awarded in area, ethnic, cultural, gender & group studies in 2019-2020 out of 2,038,041 degrees.
That's 0.4%. Not 4%. Not 40%. 0.4%.https://t.co/r0aX62jNKt https://t.co/jtKTSjTtWF pic.twitter.com/ocWX38PhuH
Person who is mad about “degrees without marketable skills” happens to have one of those degrees pic.twitter.com/tI1V6yvSXn— Sean Kennedy, MPH (@phealthsean) August 29, 2022
Well, no one saw that coming.
I love the phrase “Mandatory Option” https://t.co/iTMHssMKNi— Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) August 11, 2022
Web3, illustrated. https://t.co/RpUOLxhKY2— Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) August 15, 2022
“When you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.”— Fermat's Library (@fermatslibrary) August 9, 2022
- Wilson Mizner (American playwright and entrepreneur) pic.twitter.com/kZUu7DOVa6