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Apropos Vox: meanwhile, as usual, Cory Doctorow digs into the backstory with suggestions as to what should and should not be done to improve the situation structurally, in this instance with Facebook as his focus: https://pluralistic.net/2022/12/07/luck-of-the-irish/#schrems-revenge, and what this would mean for the advertising market and publishing, among other things.
Matt Yglesias might be "very smart", but I would take him more seriously if he ever once acknowledged any of his own blind spots, biases, and lack of experience in certain spheres (particularly but not limited to public education where he claims to be an expert but has never experienced as a student, employee, or parent).
Sean Spicer story gets much worse. He earned a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
"The NYT is where..." Good luck to you.
Great post. Keeping my intellect right here.
Cox Richardson: Good point, but couldn't ARA have found a few billions to hire a bunch more asylum hearing officers? The CCC but in judicial robes.
Rupar and Berlatsky: Yes Yes Yes But he did do COVID less bad than Cuomo/Newsom.
Luce: "a [way of talking about their] cultural agenda that alienates a rising share of uneducated whites"
And me, too.
But something tells me he and I would not completely agree on what paying "more than lip service to their needs" means in practice.
Ansty: But feeble globalization (including continued tight restrictions on imports of talent by the US) are policy decisions, not constants of nature.
"But that requires a very very solid rock of selfhood to anchor yourself. That rock tends not to be found in the Catholic, but in the Protestant tradition: Hier stehe, ich kann nicht anders."
As a relatively new Catholic I _want_ to push pack against that, but that no equally famous examples (Catherine on the wheel doesn't really count) jump to mind, makes me rather ruminate.
Smith and Gilbert
One hopes that J Powell is shorting "recession" on his favorite prediction market.
I have fond memories of listening to "The Weeds" back when Vox first got started, when it was the blogger supergroup of Ezra, Matt, and Sarah Kliff. Then everything changed when Sarah got hired away by the Times.