October 2023

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

The House GOP Is Not Pining For The Fjords

PeterR, emptywheel: “Either the two small parties will get together again — something that is increasingly unlikely — or the non-Jordan/Gaetz group will come to an agreement with the Democrats for a coalition to run the House. If it is the former, it is quite likely to be a very temporary arrangement, and we’ll be right back here again in short order.”


Sunday, 22 October 2023

Building a Valuable Business? It’s How You Spend It That Matters

Cedric Chin: “If all of this seems deceptively simple, that’s because I think that it is. I still don’t fully understand how it’s so difficult to do in practice.”


Tuesday, 10 October 2023

Western leftists have lost the plot

Noah Smith: “Hamas, in contrast, is a religious right-wing group, and its supporters explicitly use Nazi stylings. Leftists have fallen pretty low if that’s the best team they can find to cheer for. In fact, I think ‘fallen pretty low’ is actually the key here. The communist project of the 20th century failed spectacularly, as did follow-up efforts like Hugo Chavez. Decolonization happened, and the European empires vanished. Democratic socialism succeeded in Europe, but that success — which was ultimately driven by reformist progressive types rather than by revolution — doesn’t seem to admit much room for improvement. Swedish workers are not going to start a revolution, because Swedish social democracy is pretty damn nice.”


Monday, 2 October 2023

Webb spots a building block of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

CBS News Baltimore: “Previously, the Hubble Space Telescope detected ocean-derived salt in the same region.”