- 2022-07-29 Why do Democrats call common sense laws like voter ID "racist"? Isn't that enough proof that the last election was fraudulent and they plan to cheat again?: The response given is anecdotal, but consistent with what more rigorous studies have shown. Funny how these same people never seem to worry about all the legitimate votes that aren't being counted, even if there was some actual voter fraud (which continues to be so rare that it never affects the outcome... as shown yet again by the AP article bwlow).
- 2022-11-27 Oliver Willis on Twitter «one thing liberals dont get is that conservatives do not feel the need to actually explain the reasoning behind a line of attack. often i will post some right wing smear and earnest liberals ask "ok, but what do they mean by this? where's the evidence?" IT DOESN'T MATTER.» conservatism I think he misses the piece where they're also just convinced they're right because their idea of reality is based on received truth, rather than evidenced truth. The idea of questioning a received belief is anathema to them. Critical analysis is just another form of attack to them, no better than ad hominem.
- 2022-11-28 The False Analogy Between Anorexia and Gender Dysphoria (via) by Evan Urquhart
- 2022-11-26 New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms «State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.»
- 2022-11-28 Junot Díaz in limbo (via, h/t): it seems logically inevitable that some accusations of abuse are false. Yes, we should believe victims -- but not uncritically. Evidence has to matter. On the other hand...
- Felicia Sonmez on Twitter (h/t) «This piece is a sparkling example of how *not* to write about sexual misconduct allegations. / It leaves out a host of key facts and context, including the full scope of the public allegations and Díaz’s own contradictory statements on the matter.» (thread)
- 2022-11-28 US bans sales of Huawei, Hikvision, ZTE, and Dahua equipment (h/t)
- 2022-11-28 Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike: this is how we know Biden leans right. Why didn't he use his leverage to force the rail companies to concede, instead of preventing the workers from striking?
- 2022-11-30 mastodon.cloud/@lauraolin «a reminder that rail workers' wild demand is simply to get a few paid sick days and not be penalized for taking time off for illness... during a pandemic.» (includes screenshot)
- 2022-11-14 EXCLUSIVE Russian software disguised as American finds its way into U.S. Army, CDC apps «According to company documents publicly filed in Russia and reviewed by Reuters, Pushwoosh is headquartered in the Siberian town of Novosibirsk, where it is registered as a software company that also carries out data processing. It employs around 40 people and reported revenue of 143,270,000 rubles ($2.4 mln) last year. Pushwoosh is registered with the Russian government to pay taxes in Russia. / On social media and in U.S. regulatory filings, however, it presents itself as a U.S. company, based at various times in California, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Reuters found.»