@PatrickSasser5 @streetglide12 @ryanfazio @CTDems
84 percent (!) of *non-white* voters favor voter ID requirements, which Democrats have been arguing for years is the modern day equivalent of Jim Crow racism. https://twitter.com/allahpundit/status/1407031622331949059
note the racial split here https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/documents/monmouthpoll_us_062121.pdf/
81 years ago today: Churchill's finest hour speech. Remains among the most consequential of modern times.
Where are Americans moving?
Highest proportion of INBOUND migration:
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Highest proportion of OUTBOUND migration:
- New Jersey
- New York
Man, the #76ers, I dunno! How can a one-seed be so bad. Their best player was only two…turnovers(!) away from a triple double and their second-best guy has to ride the bench down the stretch. Yikes! #Hawks a good story tho. Go Trae go! #ATLvsPHI
Yankees have tied the MLB record for triple plays in a season with 3. The last team to do it was 2016 White Sox.
Happy Father’s Day, @mfazio61!
Another Triple Play for the Yankees 😲
#Jazz are playing some epically bad defense. This is a historic collapse! 35 point swing in 20 minutes! #Clippers #NBAPlayoffs
It seems wrong that the Sixers and Hawks both can’t lose this series…actually maybe all four Eastern Conf teams should call it a year! 🥴🏀#NBA
Just 10 years ago, per-capita personal income in Connecticut was 15 percent higher than Massachusetts. Today it's a dead heat, meaning MA will soon overtake CT as the wealthiest state in the US.
Watch: Andrew Yang’s response to a question about how he would handle mental health during Wednesday's NYC mayoral debate drew fire on social media from people who said it lacked empathy or understanding. https://nyti.ms/35K92tv
Judges glove being a puppet mouth for hecklers is something I didn’t know it did
Reporter Jon Lender indicated approximately 1,300 executive-branch managers will receive 2% raises when FY 2021-22 begins July 1. Many of these managers already have annual salaries in excess of $100,000, according to Mr. Lender.
We have volunteer stasi officers. https://twitter.com/epkaufm/status/1405283868517617668
Cancel culture is going to get a lot worse when these people become employees https://twitter.com/clayroutledge/status/1405259967192567811
Productivity in the construction industry is 25% lower today than it was in 1975.
45 years of getting worse at building things.
Why aren’t we treating this like a national crisis?? https://twitter.com/Jesse_Livermore/status/1405307071264874498
Productivity: All U.S. Industries vs. U.S. Construction, 1948 - 2019
Embarrassing #Sixers! 1-seed at home in game 6, led by 26 pts, shot 45% from trey vs. #Hawks 35%…and going to lose. Trae Young amazing tho.
New @TaxFoundation analysis of President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposals: When combining the economic impact of the President's tax proposals with the benefit of infrastructure spending, long-run GDP falls by 0.9% and American incomes (GNP) by 1%. https://taxfoundation.org/biden-budget-proposals/
FBI Director Wray: 37 police officers have died in the line of duty so far this year, a big uptick.
Percent of shoplifting cases in SF that ended in arrest, 2003 to 2021.
The #Yankees have been by far the worst baserunning team in #MLB, with -13.1 runs above avrg compared to -8.6 for the #Mets. Urshela and Stanton by themselves have combined for -7.6 runs, which would make them equal to the third-worst baserunning team on their own. Not good!
Implementer appoints an election monitor for #Bridgeport until the end of 2022 "to detect and prevent irregularity and impropriety in the management of election administration procedures"
Yet transitory has the majority
Here’s the key table from @PHE_uk new report on vaccine efficacy against hospitalisation with Delta variant:
After 1 dose
• Pfizer: 94% effective
• AstraZeneca: 71% effective
After 2 doses
• Pfizer: 96%
• AstraZeneca: 92%
Full preprint here: https://khub.net/web/phe-national/public-library/-/document_library/v2WsRK3ZlEig/view_file/479607329?_com_liferay_document_library_web_portlet_DLPortlet_INSTANCE_v2WsRK3ZlEig_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fkhub.net%3A443%2Fweb%2Fphe-national%2Fpublic-library%2F-%2Fdocument_library%2Fv2WsRK3ZlEig%2Fview%2F479607266
Why don't people talk more (at all?) about lowering the height of the pitcher's mound to address lack of balls in play in #MLB? It's been changed before and it's less radical than moving the mound back and other proposed changes.
This is really bad for a country. https://twitter.com/smotus/status/1404483957647831046
Correlation of Biden vote share and adult Covid vaccination rate is now at .847. (CDC data)
In 2019, while homelessness increased by 16% in Los Angeles and 30% in San Francisco, it went down in San Diego. What did San Diego do that worked?
Here’s the key: the city focused on both the dignity of homeless individuals *and* citizens’ rights to safe, clean public spaces.
Idk what a meniscus is, but if @JoelEmbiid can tear his and still play like he has this series, then it sure doesn’t seem like a necessary body part. 🦵🏽🦵🏽🦵🏽 #nba #PhilaUnite @NBAonTNT
Per Politico's new poll, Eric Adams does better with low-income, non-college-educated New Yorkers than with highly-educated, higher income ones. The reverse is true of Garcia and Wiley.
Miami: the capital of capital.
NYC kids are not back in school 5 days per week, but socialists are back at indoor concerts.
NYC is BACK Y’all! And we’ve got the BIGGEST selfie to prove it.
@IrvingPlaza @thestrokes @AOC #GetVaccinated
UK is a country of 70M people, averaging under 10 COVID deaths per day, with one of the highest vax rates in the world. There is basically no reasonable analysis under which Boris should not be giving citizens back their personal freedoms.
Boris Johnson extends England's COVID restrictions to curb variant spread https://www.axios.com/covid-boris-johnson-england-freedom-delta-variant-4cf9e1b1-0991-4973-a5e8-455225443745.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=politics-covid
In-person schooling over the full school year, by state per @BurbioCalendar . I added color coding by political party of governor.
What the heck are these people talking about? Stricter lockdown policies had a strong negative relationship with GDP growth AND employment by state:
So it turns out protecting public health is also good for the economy:
“The same pattern showed up across all big states: On average, the ones with more stringent interventions had both better health outcomes and better economic outcomes.”
CA > TX/FL https://news.yahoo.com/lockdown-states-like-california-did-better-economically-than-looser-states-like-florida-new-covid-data-shows-153025163.html
The number of games that a starting pitcher has averaged 💯 MPH with their fastball?
2 - Jacob deGrom (his last two starts)
0 - Every other starting pitcher in the history of baseball https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1399548506730287110
Jacob deGrom, Overpowering RDTD 101mph Fastball. 🔥
The legislative session is over, but it did exactly nothing to fix two crises in CT:
1) 8.1% unemployment rate (5th-worst in the nation)
2) 25% annual increase in homicides
Both afflict our low-income citizens worst of all, yet @CTDems pat themselves on the back. Job well done.
Red State unemployment much lower than Blue State. Public Policies should reward work, not compete with it! Read my latest report @IWF here: https://www.iwf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/policy-focus-public-policies-should-reward-work-not-compete-with-it.pdf
Legislation so strange, it’s like a poll-tested mad lib.
Marco Rubio is pushing legislation that would give survivors of terror attacks: an automatic one-year deferral on their federal student loan payments.
“We should do everything in our power to help those who survive a terrorist attack to get their life back on track,” he said.
14-year-old boy fatally shot on Chicago’s West Side — the 11th child aged 15 and younger to be gunned down in the city this year - WFLD
How well-funded are pension plans in your state?
Shaq and Charles Barkley arguing about whether they’d prefer to be winning at half time or not. Love these guys. #NBAonTNT
@KevinReuning @mattyglesias @DeanBaker13 Progressive taxation underperforming Biden by 12 percentage points in Illinois not paint a particularly rosy outlook with respect to the political feasibility of approaching Western European levels of taxation
We’re in a productivity boom. Pandemic and labor shortages incent businesses to digitize faster, sustaining gdp and wages while employment lags. https://www.wsj.com/articles/technology-fills-the-gap-as-jobs-lag-gdp-11623250495
Housing and Demographics: The Next Big Shift https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021/06/housing-and-demographics-next-big-shift.html
.@spidadmitchell is such a smart player. So impressive to watch. #utahjazz
.@CTDems were handed a huge surplus this term by dumb luck of federal spending binge & GOP state rainy day fund & not only did they raise spending instead of cutting taxes in the budget, but they created a new regressive mileage tax. They refuse to stop hurting the middle class.
22 @CTSenateDems voted to add another tax to CT. The truck mileage tax in the 2nd highest taxed state in the Nation. Another blow to small businesses in CT and higher costs of goods coming soon.
Nice job @GovNedLamont another tax.
Of the 5 states whose economies are already bigger than they were before COVID, 3 have NO income tax. (Only 7 of 50 states have no income tax.)
"Economies in these states are actually stronger than they were before Covid" https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/economy/back-to-normal-index-florida-south-dakota/index.html
There is about one job opening for every person unemployed in the US, 9.3 million. Another sign that paying people $20/hour not to work in jacked up UI payments borrowed from China is a terrible idea.
Holy moly! Job openings spike to 9.3 million in April 2021, climbing 12% from Mar & setting another record.
Job openings are up 100% YoY! And up 32% over pre-crisis levels as the reopening economy continues to drive up demand for labor.
It gets worse.
As recently as 2020, Ellie Kemper gave money to a political organization that was historically dedicated to the preservation segregation *and* slavery.
Tax? Fee? Democrats insist on calling their $90 million mileage tax on trucks a “fee”.
No matter what you call it, it’s all money coming out of your wallet.
This “fee” is estimated to increase your annual grocery bill by $500.
On the delta variant (B.1.617.2) in the UK: confirming the remarkable protection from vaccines
Of 126 people admitted to the hospital, 83 were unvaccinated, 28 had 1 dose, and only 3 had 2 doses
This would calculate to ~95% effectiveness
“It’s never been done before. And it’s called, ‘The Biles.’”
This analysis by @MarcoRubio on why Hispanics are abandoning the Democratic Party is spot on. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/05/28/rubio_scott_see_hispanics_as_key_to_gops_resurgence_145845.html
Peru faces a BIG presidential election Sunday. It’s market-oriented economy is at stake. If Marxist Pedro Castillo wins, a catastrophic revolution will begin & Peru’s poverty rate decline will be reversed.
@VasquezIan of @CatoInstitute tells the story:
. @ericadamsfornyc statement on the @AOC - @mayawiley endorsement. This race is wild!
What do people in the EU feel most attached to - their region, their country, or Europe? Results from a survey of EU countries. #dataviz #RStats
Read our letter in today’s @WSJ: https://ctsenaterepublicans.com/2021/06/our-wall-street-journal-letter-there-should-be-no-tax-increases-in/
In its first full month without Indian Point, New York's carbon emissions from in-state electricity generation rose 35 percent over pre-shut down. Increase in carbon intensity is even more dramatic.
It's worth pointing out that we are about 1.8 million jobs short of where CBO said employment would be now assuming in it's Feb21 forecast that assumed no American Rescue Plan
Finally, a majority (56%) for normal life.
Support for normal life by party:
87% of Republicans
64% of independents
29% of Democrats
2020 was the worst year for traffic deaths since 2007. This despite far less driving due to the pandemic.
NHTSA estimates that 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year.