The tears in the "La Marseillaise" scene are real as most of the extras in the film were French expatriates who’d fled Nazi occupation.
This #Braves-#Phillies game is awesome. Back-and-forth offensive battle with the biggest bats (Acuna, Freeman, Harper, Hoskins) shining. NL East is the most exciting division in baseball this year.
Teachers think per pupil education spending is about 50% of what it actually is
New poll from Data for Progress and Vox finds that basically everyone — Democrat, Republican, young, old, white, black, brown — would feel safer with *more* police patrols in their neighborhoods. https://www.filesforprogress.org/datasets/2021/4/dfp-vox-police-reform.pdf
RBG: “Bad idea when [FDR] tried to pack the court… If anything would make the court appear partisan it'd be...one side saying, ‘When we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we'll have more ppl who will vote the way we want them to.’"
1983: Sen. @JoeBiden calls FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court a "bonehead idea."
"It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make, and it put in question there for an entire decade the independence of THE most significant body... in this country."
One of the great days in our nation’s history.
On this day in 1865, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox effectively ending the American Civil War.
Some states with stricter rules are now seeing surges in COVID-19 cases, while many others that rushed to reopen are experiencing sizable drops. The numbers have experts scratching their heads. @SamBrockNBC has the details.
“64% of Americans — including a majority of @MLB fans, @Delta Air Lines customers, and
@CocaCola consumers — told the researchers they are less likely to support companies and organizations that insert themselves into political issues and debates.” - SurveyMonkey/DW poll ...
Good Clubhouse w/ @nickgillespie @asymmetricinfo @Chris_arnade+@KlingBlog on The Debt. The issue can get overdramatized. Big deficits may not➡️hyperinflation, but crowding out & future tax increases⬇️growth, which compounds. If -1/2% growth rates, we're all 10% poorer in 20 yrs.
NEW: State level estimate of eligibility for financial help for uninsured people. In several states, half of uninsured people are eligible for significant ACA subsidies to get covered. https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/distribution-of-eligibility-for-aca-coverage-among-the-remaining-uninsured/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D
Told him he wasn’t swinging fast enough. https://twitter.com/JustusCleveland/status/1379177475171844103
We are all Vijay Singh watching Bryson DeChambeau on the practice range.
Look at a map of where Covid-19 has hit hardest over the past year and (with some exceptions) the state lines don't really stand out https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-07/california-and-florida-different-covid-rules-similar-results
Georgia: Voter ID, 17 days of early voting.
Colorado: Voter ID, 15 days of early voting.
Atlanta is 51% Black.
Denver is 9.2% Black.
The @MLB is moving the #MLBAllStarGame out of ATL which has more day-of voting rights than CO?
The Wokes are at it again, folks.
Connecticut's margins haven't changed much but it's had quite an internal shift. Obama's old strength in the rural east reflected the traditional D coalition, but this has been mostly traded for suburban/wealthy white strength. It's not really visible but urbans moved right too.
College football & men’s and women’s college basketball all played full seasons without a single player or coach having a serious covid health condition. The coronabros all told you this was impossible. Well done, college sports.
Sad for #Gonzaga, which is a great school+a great team. In another year, w/o such a great opponent, they are perfect. But #Baylor was fantastic+fun, with an all-time backcourt. *W/out their COVID layoff, they may be undefeated*. Great season. Sad it's over. #NationalChampionship
It should not have been a surprise to Mark Few that #Baylor was gonna crash the offensive boards & play aggressive on defense! Can't win when you're -11 in o.rebounds+TOs! Still, #Gonzaga is the only team that could come back from 10 against this team. #NationalChampionship
A horrible disease that began in secrecy in communist China and will end in open and free USA. It should be a source of national pride--if we can stop dividing our country and take a step back for a moment. 🇺🇸
💉Vaccine Tracker Update-April 5
Time to 75% vaccination at current rate
🇺🇸USA 3 months
🇨🇱Chile 4 months
🇬🇧UK 5 months
🇨🇦Canada 10 months
🇧🇷Brazil 10 months
🇪🇺EU 1 yr
🇨🇳China 1.1 yrs
🌎World 1.8 yrs
🇷🇺Russia 1.9 yrs
🇿🇦S Africa >10 yrs
More good news. Pfizer has the six month update. *Zero* hospitalizations among the vaccinated vs. 32 among the placebo group (n=46,307). Also real life data from South Africa, where B.1.351 is dominant: zero cases of COVID among the vaccinated vs. nine in the placebo (n=800).
Best mid-range performances (min. 20 attempts) in the tourney since 2010:
Can’t even describe what a great game that was. One of the best EVER. We are lucky fans. Congrats to #Gonzaga and #UCLA for near-perfect performances. Can’t wait until Monday night. #MarchMadness
Counties that swung >5% in Either Direction, 2016-2020.
Charles Barkley speaking the truth
#UCLA defying all expectations! The mid-range jumper is back. Madness! #MarchMadness
Today the @CTSenateDems deleted their tweet politicizing the death of a Capitol Hill Police Officer.
Don't worry, receipts.
Will their be an apology made? What were the consequences for the actions of who tweeted this out on an official account?
#CTPolitics @ctnewsjunkie https://twitter.com/BrehlGeorge/status/1378078322773667849
@CTSenateDems tie the death of a capitol police officer killed today to a fringe conspiracy group for political points. This is abhorrent and @senatorduff needs to apologize immediately.
Also, just reported the attacker belongs to the Nation of Islam
@capitolwatch @ctnewsjunkie https://twitter.com/CTSenateDems/status/1378051959522013184
List of people that like the runner on 2nd in extra innings rule
After a year of government imposed shutdowns and mandates, there is still scant evidence that the states with all these restrictions saved any lives.
Connecticut has the 3rd-highest(!) unemployment rate in the country, high outmigration, and high COVID mortality.
The muscles @CTDems are flexing are being used to crush the middle class in our state.
When CT voters elect Democrats by a 2:1 margin to take care of business, we take care of business:
Climate change, housing, vaccines: Dems flex muscle on key bills https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Climate-change-housing-vaccines-Dems-flex-16068227.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral via @ConnPost
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), federal investments deliver only half the economic returns as private sector investments.
Moreover, a dollar of federal spending results in only $0.67 worth of actual investment.
US passenger miles, 2019:
Biden spending proposal:
I love #MarchMadness ‼️ How can you not ⁉️ 🏀
Timme!!! #Gonzaga #MarchMadness
Today we remember the wonderful Paul Henreid, who passed away on this day in 1992. We recommend following his daughter @MEHenreid to learn more about his life and legacy. Here he is as Victor Laszlo in the famous Marseillaise scene from Casablanca.
Repealing the SALT deduction cap would almost exclusively provide tax relief to the top 20 percent of taxpayers, the largest tax cut going to the top 1 percent: analysis https://taxfoundation.org/salt-deduction-salt-cap-repeal @GS_Watson
A very sad thread of stories from Jacqui. Another way of summarizing it is that *strict lockdown policies are destroying jobs mostly for poorer families--w/out saving lives*. The pattern of lockdowns=major job loss for the poor AND ≠ lives saved persists across 50 states.
The coronavirus thrust Connecticut in an economic tailspin 1 year ago. Today, the CT Mirror maps the damage that has fallen primarily on low-wage workers & examines what is being done to restart the economy.
This is the story of the state’s uneven recovery — so far.🧵
I calculated each state's ratio of [confirmed COVID death count : CDC excess death projection].
Turns out that Florida is exactly in the middle.
There is no proof of a conspiracy to hide deaths.
Excess Deaths: https://public.tableau.com/profile/dataviz8737#!/vizhome/COVID_excess_mort_withcauses_03172021/NumberOfExcessDeaths
One year ago today @bobforgovernor and I picked up 100,000 surgical masks to distribute to first responders and nursing homes. This led to a 1.7 million mask effort. @amystef
Pretty funny that #Houston is a highly legit #FinalFour team with an offense based primarilyyy on offensive rebounding—and they’re only an average height team to boot! via @kenpomeroy
From 70% to 47% in 20 years. https://twitter.com/bpmehlman/status/1376543368000512004
Imagine no religion... fewer than half of U.S, adults belong to a church, synagogue or mosque. (Gallup)
The U.S. also has a lower percentage of low-income people than almost any European country, despite having greater inequality.
This list is perfection...agree with it entirely.
(The person who tweeted this deleted it)
Darker states = more pro-science & pro-child, standing up to anti-science, anti-education special interests https://twitter.com/allahpundit/status/1375905639952740353
clear red state/blue state distinction on rate of kids getting in-person school instruction https://cai.burbio.com/school-opening-tracker
This video of Shaq in the NCAA Tournament is amazing and hilarious
NEW: The post-Trump GOP cares most about issues in 7 key categories — with most prioritizing economic issues like job creation and limited government, a new survey by Trump's 2020 pollster finds. https://www.axios.com/republican-issues-trump-2022-midterm-3004aecf-d8fe-4452-b976-7c18e40b3b23.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=politics-gopissuegroups
Support for doubling the minimum wage to $15/hour also falls apart when voters are presented with the arguments.
All 3 opposition messages prevailed. Giving states more flexibility and highlighting job losses worked best. A Covid recovery message narrowly won.
The Grumpy Economist: Defining inequality so it can't be fixed. Gramm and Early in WSJ https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2021/03/defining-inequality-so-it-cant-be-fixed.html?spref=tw
Who has the fairest Twitter feed of them all?!
I have a bone to pick with CBS/Turner. Their broadcasters have used my data (or something *very* similar) dozens of times in their tourney coverage so far. That's awesome! But they never credit the source of their data. ESPN is pretty good about this so it's not hard to do. (1/4)
New CBO report on the economic impact of enacting big tax increases to pay for big spending: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/57021?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=Express_2021-03-22_14:30:00&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=Express_2021-03-22_14:30:00
Down goes, Illinois! The magic is back for Sister Jean, Porter Moser, and Cam Krutwig. Loyola so well coached & great D. HORRIBLE job by the selection cmte making an AP top 20 team & @kenpomeroy top 10 team an 8 seed. Turnovers have been this Illinois team’s Achilles all year.
Sister Jean dropping a scouting report during the teams prayer today is phenomenal stuff.
I understand he’s made the #FinalFour but I can’t believe Shaka Smart is a good coach when his hyper-talented #Longhorns have more turnovers than field goals against a 14-seed and had failed to protect the ball and defensive rebound most of the season. Not good!
Very tough end to the season with an offense that totally went to sleep. However, the Huskies beat expectations all year. Hoping for good days ahead under Hurley.
Tough way to end the season. Thank you to all of UConn Nation for joining us for the ride!
#ThisIsUConn | #PullTheSled
Heckuva job, everybody. 👎
In the current moment of recognizing anti-Asian racism, here’s a thought:
Let’s have an open conversation about openly anti-Asian college admissions policies.
It’s the most rampant form of anti-Asian racism today. Why the silence?
Let’s dance, baby! Stoked for the best sports day of the year. #MarchMadness
Sticking with two of my pre-season #FinalFour picks, incl. my nat’l champ pick, and adding #Illinois and #FSU.
#Gonzaga beats the Illini to cut down the nets for the first time.
Bolstering parental employment is key for long-lasting poverty reduction. https://ifstudies.org/blog/sorry-mr-president-paychecks-not-handouts-are-key-to-poverty-reduction
🚨 SISTER JEAN IS HEADING TO INDY!
The 101-year-old #MarchMadness legend will be cheering on the Ramblers in person!
The people of New Haven, where homicides and shootings increased by 80% last year, are suffering under their failed mayor and now he is trying to distract them from his failed leadership by vilifying others. They deserve better.
So, the Mayor of New Haven levels charges that towns are discriminating against people of color through zoning regs, and when asked repeatedly for evidence, he could not produce anything. Shame on him!
Overwhelming majority of parents (R, D, and Ind.) want schools open for in-person instruction.
Excellent brief distillation of why Europe is failing so badly on vaccines.
I know I repeat myself, but Europeans should be so, so much angrier about this than they are. https://twitter.com/johanknorberg/status/1371778021892497408
Why have I not been vaccinated yet? A short Q&A.