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I run a newsletter called Volts, about clean energy & politics. Subscribe & join the community at https://t.co/EWUU3NwgWl!

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David Roberts
4 months ago
Some personal news! Friday was my last day at Vox. Today I'm launching a newsletter called Volts, devoted to my twin passions: clean energy and politics. (And I am now, yes, drvolts.) Drop by to learn more and subscribe! https://t.co/gDx6lchufo
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Ryan Packer
7 months ago
I asked for a safety analysis of WSDOT's $27 million project to add a lane to I-5 through downtown Seattle between Seneca Street and Olive Way. I got a few files back, one of which is an email titled "There was no actual Safety Analysis". https://t.co/QvDuZYaV1P
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David Roberts
2 hours ago
I really want someone to pull together, in a systematic way, the rhetoric of "anti-anti-racists" throughout US history, because it is *always the same*. Same tropes, same glib logic games, same determined misunderstanding of how power works, in many case the very same phrases.
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David Roberts
2 hours ago
😡😡😡 This is flat-earth shit at this point. You might as well do a rain dance to reduce congestion. Or pray. https://t.co/u2tPqaRm9z
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Pushing The Needle
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it wont improve congestion. so this is a waste of time, money, and effort. as usual @wsdot https://t.co/WxRFkyQI00
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David Roberts
2 hours ago
I've said this before, but we need some psych or sociology student to do a dissertation on the ubiquitous conservative habit of describing any process they don't like in the language of sexual violence -- "ram through," "cram down our throats," etc. It's so creepy. #projection
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David Roberts
2 hours ago
"Ram through" is literally GOP language. This little tweet is a GOP press release. God save us from f'ing hacks.
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David Roberts
2 hours ago
Alternate, non-hack phrasing: Biden is passing & implementing the programs he ran on, which are supported by large majorities of Americans. He is doing this despite kneejerk opposition from the historically unpopular GOP, fresh off an insurrection. https://t.co/a1TX72QinC
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Jonathan Karl
10 hours ago
Candidate Biden suggested he would be a moderate, transitional president. Nearly three months in, President Biden has blazed a different path, aiming to be a transformational president – using his narrow majority to ram through the biggest expansion of government since LBJ. https://t.co/XgkLse7IRu
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David Roberts
3 hours ago
Very few people were paying attention to this, even though it was a VERY big deal for Biden's EV plans. But now it has worked itself out, to the good, and you don't need to pay attention to it. So, uh ... as you were. https://t.co/3eTNozO7O5
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David Roberts
4 hours ago
"As a father of Bangladeshis born in 2030, I care about climate change."
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David Roberts
4 hours ago
For the record, what's wrong with this approach -- "empathy for those with whom I have direct experience" -- is that many of humanity's most pressing problems involve victims that are very far away from the perpetrators, in time/geography/social class.
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David Roberts
4 hours ago
For the record: Obama used to say this all the time, and it was bullshit when he said it too.
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David Roberts
4 hours ago
All the people who think there was some noble, credible US conservatism that has "fallen," or been "taken over" by Trumpism, tell me: why was it so weak? Why did it offer so little resistance? Why did it devolve so *easily* into reactionary madness? Doesn't it make you wonder?
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David Roberts
5 hours ago
Looking forward to the calls for greater liberal representation in business schools & seminaries.
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Sammy Roth
5 hours ago
Direct tax breaks for fossil fuel companies are “relative chump change to the oil and gas industry,” ⁦@drvolts⁩ writes. Raising big money would require forcing them to pay for climate and air quality damages through a carbon tax: https://t.co/HWqZddFNpB
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David Roberts
5 hours ago
I have no daughters, so I have no idea what might be wrong with a grown man preying on underage girls. Can someone with daughters sketch out exactly what's going on here? https://t.co/79ELSoKVc8
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Kyle Griffin
7 hours ago
Liz Cheney to CBS on Matt Gaetz: "As the mother of daughters, the charges certainly are sickening."
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David Roberts
17 hours ago
We're all dealing with the pandemic differently. https://t.co/eObynr8cNO
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Aaron Rupar
20 hours ago
What’s going on with Don Jr’s eyes here https://t.co/J7mmawdtSp
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