Interesting: driving turnout down is a brittle strategy. One analogy is to leveraged debt: small absolute swings have big effects.
The NY political establishment is facing its comeuppance for rigging the system to have low turnout. As with @AOC@twitter.com, Caban shows that can be weaponized in insurgents’ favor.
@firstname.lastname@example.org "Martínez and Valeria were met by twin disasters: fast-moving waters and an asylum system unprepared for the crush of Central Americans fleeing crime and poverty."
That's right, the "unprepared" asylum system and the river water both just lay in their path. What is there to do?
"Child care was not the forte of U.S. Customs and Border Protection"
Fuck right off with this understatement, @email@example.com.
Blue states are adopting strong #climate policies that benefit their states broadly, while red states lag, threatening to cement an economic, social, and political divide for years to come. Great reporting @firstname.lastname@example.org. @email@example.com @BarryRabe@twitter.com #ClimateAction https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/climate/states-climate-change.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
Week 3 (of 551!!) of the All Hands newsletter is out.
The goal is to weave together strands of the climate crisis in a way that is both realistic and (eventually) accessible rather than paralyzing.
"The exigencies of large-scale technocratic action to rapidly build the infrastructure of a low carbon economy cannot be easily reconciled with the communitarian, small-is-beautiful, localism that has defined contemporary environmental thought" https://issues.org/the-empty-radicalism-of-the-climate-apocalypse/
Beef is confusing. Most environmentalists say we should avoid it, while others say it might be the key to rebuilding soil health and addressing climate change.
Who do we believe? And what should we eat?
It turns out some simple "Beef Rules" might help.
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.