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I’m officially growing concerned. The week before intensive diplomatic meetings began over the buildup of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border, American and Ukrainian officials watched from afar as Russia began emptying out its embassy in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. On Jan. 5, 18 people — mostly the children and wives of Russian diplomats — […]
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Donald Trump is enough of an egomaniac that he will go so far as to adopt a correct policy position contrary to Republican orthodoxy if it can be self-gratifying enough. But needless to say, his limited defiance of the Republican anti-vaxx consensus must include nods to other forms of Republican consensus: The left is now […]
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MLK, real and imagined

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On January 17, 2022
It is Martin Luther King Day, which to Republicans means celebrating a man whose public career consisted of one speech, which contained one sentence: These white folks love Santa Claus King, knowing full well they would have stood opposite everything King stood for. How do I know? Because, today, they stand opposite everything he stood […]
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Get Boosted

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Some really striking outcomes from my home province: *Amazing* detailed data on 3rd shots and vaccines from Alberta. Essentially: “The hospitalization rate among 3x-vaccinated 80+ year olds is lower than the hospitalization rate among unvaccinated 12-29-year-olds.” Incredible. Wow.h/t @dylanhmorris https://t.co/GnhUslpLe4 pic.twitter.com/mQg6fcL6S5 — zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) January 15, 2022 One of the strategies of the passive-aggressive […]
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