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Here's hoping #IlhanOmar remembers her account of how "the welcoming spirit of the American people" gave her and her family "a second chance at life" the next time she condemns the country as systemically racist: cnn.com/2021/08/27/opi… #refugees #progressives #systemicracism
Kudos to @MESandbu for recognizing that #labor shortages can bring major economic benefits by spurring improved #productivity (and not just because I've been making this point for years - e.g.: alantonelson.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/wha…): ft.com/content/cba9b4… #immigration #economy #economics
Takes seriously the cIaim that "By means of #diplomacy or police action, the United States could [have captured] the 9/11 perpetrators and [tried] them in a proper international court": washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/0… #progressives #Afghanistan #Taliban #AlQaeda #terrorism #September11
"A joint statemt from the [US] & other countries did not warn of...consequences shd the #Taliban renege, but [a US] official said it was meant to implicitly convey that incentives like foreign aid wd be used to enforce it": nytimes.com/2021/08/29/us/… #Afghanistan #Kabul #Facepalm
#Biden: “This strike was not the last. We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack & make them pay.” So the US will remain militarily involved in #Afghanistan after the Aug. 31 deadline? apnews.com/article/busine… #Kabul #KabulAttack #ISISK #foreverwar
Pretty revealing in this analysis of #Trump on his convo w/#Taliban leader #Baradar: All #CNN's @ChrisCillizza cd do was make snarky schoolyard-level insults - apparently b/c he cdn't ID any substantive criticisms: cnn.com/2021/08/28/pol… #Afghanistan #TrumpDerangementSyndrome
Esp important: "Importers of the detained [#solarpanels] have 90 days to seek their release by presenting evidence to #CBP that no forced labor was used in their production." That is, the burden of proof is on #China's secretive system: washingtonpost.com/business/2021/… #greenenergy
I'm no @paulkrugman fan, but this column on why tightly restrictive #housing policies - esp in #tech/knowledge industry-heavy #Democratic states like #California - are "a major force pulling our nation apart" needlessly: nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opi… #inequality #affordablehousing
A claim that "the [main #Afghanistan?] question confronting #Biden now is whether he is willing to put the past in the past and work with the [#Taliban] against #ISIS_K, an enemy who wishes harm for America and the Taliban alike": politico.com/news/magazine/… #AfghanEvac #Kabulattack
Crucially, this US #intelligence rept on the #CCPVirus' origins apparently also failed to resolve the question of whether any #lableak resulted from an accident involving a natural or man-made pathogen: usatoday.com/story/news/pol… #virusorigins #coronavirus #COVID19 #gainoffunction?
The new (July) core results for the #PCE price indices (the #Fed's preferred measure of #inflation) showed signs of cooling, esp m/m. So they seem to bolster the #transitory camp. (Full disclosure: my camp so far.) But #Delta's still out there: bea.gov/news/2021/pers…
ICYMI, my new #RealityChek post describes some good US #trade news in the new official 2Q #GDP report that's unfortunately pre-#deltavariant: )alantonelson.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/wha… #economy #ccpvirus #coronavirus #COVID19 #tradedeficit
The #MSM again displays its seemingly insatiable appetite for the #foreignpolicy views of the unrepentant #neocon dolts, like #Bolton, who led the US plunge into the #foreverwars: politico.com/news/2021/08/2… #Afghanistan #Iraq #nationbuilding #tcot "#Republicans": Cc @meridithmcgraw
Dissatisfaction with a national #CCPVirus response might take down another world leader: japantoday.com/category/polit… #Suga #Japan #politics #coronavirus #COVID #Asia #IndoPacific
New @IndustryWeek survey finds nearly half of respondents plan "to increase #reshoring or nearshoring activities over the next five years": industryweek.com/webinars/webin… #manufacturing #globalization #supplychain #economy #mfg
Reportedly, the #BidenAdministration now believes that #migrants near the US #border "pose a security risk and attract criminal gangs...." If true, well then...: reuters.com/world/us/exclu… #BidenBorderCrisis #BorderCrisis #immigration #BorderCrisis #Mexico #IllegalAliens
(What’s Left of) Our Economy: More Trade Normality Revealed in New GDP Figures – But for How Long? alantonelson.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/wha…
Article includes reports that in July #China #steel output was lowest in 15 months and #coal production hit a 4-month low. Still awfully high, but....: bloomberg.com/news/articles/… #economy #manufacturing #fossilfuels #ClimateAction?
IMO, #Powell has it right for the foreseeable future on the #Fed and #climate: Study its effects on the #economy; avoid channeling #capital flows away from #carbon-producing industries. P.S. Americans' elected reps can change the mandate if they wish: nytimes.com/2021/08/26/ups…
Fascinating data from @JWMason1 of @CUNY & @rooseveltinst on how the last year's worth of #inflation has hit wealthier Americans harder than low-#income Americans: jwmason.org/slackwire/infl… #economy #inequality #CCPVirus #Coronavirus #COVID19
Advance July US core #capex down fractionally m/m. This figure leaves out non-#defense capitol goods (including civilian #aircraft & parts). Worst such result since Feb's 0.33% drop: census.gov/manufacturing/… #economy #manufacturing #DeltaVariant? #recovery #CCPVirus #COVID19
#KamalaHarris "sought to assure countries in #Asia that they won’t have to choose between the US & #China." Now there's a ringing declaration of American resolve: cnbc.com/2021/08/24/kam… #Asia #IndoPacific #AsiaPacific #BidenAdministration #foreignpolicy #geopolitics
It still "wasn’t clear how the #Taliban decision to block Afghans from leaving the country would affect the U.S. effort to extract translators and others who assisted Americans over the past two decades": msn.com/en-us/news/wor… #Afghanistan #Biden #KabulAiport #foreignpolicy
👇 This. Answer: When the US gets a#publichealthh establishment that will#FollowtheSciencee, or political leaders who will insist on one.#CCPViruss#coronaviruss#Coronaa#Coviddtwitter.com/RocCityBuilt/s…I
ICYMI, my new #RealityChek post uses new data to show that extended US #unemploymentbenefits haven't done much to keep #jobless Americans sidelined during the #ccpvirus period: alantonelson.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/wha… #unemployment #employment #jobs #economy #economy #workers #CCPVirus #COVID
#JakeSullivan says Americans still stuck in #Afghanistan have been told, "We'll be making a plan for you to come to the airport." But the #Biden folks told us that they'd foreseen all contingencies well before the collapse and were totally ready to roll: politico.com/news/2021/08/2…
I've long backed a US w/drawal from #Afghanistan. But #Biden keeps framing the choice as "now or never" for the final pullout. But earlier this yr it was "before the fighting season resumes or after." Later it was "now or once the fighting season ends again." He chose now.
#Biden: The #Taliban "is seeking legitimacy." But it's all just talk now. They haven't attacked US forces yet. But it's a ragtag force, not all of which they control. #Afghanstan
#Biden: "There's not a lot of people I trust." 🙄
#Biden - #Taliban has been cooperative in the US extension of the #KabulAirport perimeter. #Afghanistan
#Biden - discussions ongoing about the #August 31 withdrawal deadline. #Afghanistan #KabulAirport
#Biden - "We're moving back the [#KabulAirport] perimeter significantly." #Afghanistan
"Screened and cleared." From one of the least organized places on earth? Where we reliably can, sure. But how many of these will there be? #Afghanistan #AfghanRefugees #refugees #Biden #terrorism
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