I’m very proud that California has ratified this kind and humane law. This is what a functioning government should do: create public goods and services that benefit every citizen, especially its most vulnerable.

abc7.com/california-free-lunch

uspol 

This is a good piece about the importance of the bill: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/12/opinions/climate-victory-inflation-reduction-act-sobel/index.html

Right now is easily the most optimistic I have ever felt about our chances of mitigating climate change. (Not that I fee entirely optimistic, but, ya know, salty more so than just a few weeks ago.)
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uspol 

Two sections of the Espionage Act (different from the one in my first post in the thread, though) apply even to people who have legitimate access to classified information: https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/status/1558176721970597891
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On Salman Rushdie, this short thread please:

RT @ayadakhtar@twitter.com

It is hard to find words to express the emotions occasioned by today’s shocking attack on Salman Rushdie. As our former @PENamerica@twitter.com president, Salman's leadership in the wake of 9/11 set the course for the two decades which have followed. He remains a tireless... 1/4

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Terrible news about Salman Rushdie. This sword has been hanging over his head for so many years.

Trump knows he’s lying. The National Archives controls Obama’s papers and has placed many (unclassified) in his Presidential Library.

Fox News knows he’s lying and will repeat the lie.

The GOP knows he’s lying and will remain silent (or repeat the lie).

And so it goes.

RT @ZTPetrizzo@twitter.com

Trump deflecting, says in a new statement: “President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!”

"We have decoded the latest missive from the Humans," Scrp'x said. "It appears to be a diplomatic commitment of loyalty."
Behind them, the gold plaque found on the Humans' first probe was shown.
"They undertake to never: give us up, let us down, or run around and desert us."

When you’re talking about children being ripped to pieces by a gunman with a weapon of mass murder, and a guy starts to laugh, you are allowed to call him motherfucker. Those are the rules.

RT @jbouie@twitter.com

finally catching up with this and i cannot believe that people are upset about beto swearing at a heckler

Clara Immerwahr's husband developed chemical weapons during WWI.

She called his work a “perversion of the ideals of science.”

She shot herself at a party in his honor, and died in their son's arms.

The next day he left to oversee a gas attack.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Im

Skepticism came to a fork in the road: the high road involved taking a principled stand, while the low road led to self-aggrandizement & the IDW & fascism. Guess which path Michael Shermer took?

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

Seems like a good time to brush up on the Espionage Act, and @AshaRangappa_@twitter.com is our guide.

RT @AshaRangappa_@twitter.com

THREAD. Unpacking the Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C., Chapter 36. We are concerned here with Section 793 — Gathering, Transmitting, or Losing Defense Information. Pardon me while I pour myself a drink

🔵 This week's Tom the Dancing Bug
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God-Man, the Omnipotent Superhero, in "BOOK 'EM!!"
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So the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for documents regarding NUKES?

Cool cool cool.

How the hell people still find it in their charred and shriveled souls to support this absolute traitor is beyond me.

washingtonpost.com/national-se

Are you sure it’s “End of discussion,” @WSJ@twitter.com? You can’t think of ANY reason it might be necessary to recover classified material from a rogue ex-president?

RT @fordm@twitter.com

Presidents should be able to commit crimes and get away with it, a WSJ op-ed argues: wsj.com/articles/the-swamps-tr

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