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Ben Adler retweeted
This is the exact opposite of a "stunning new twist."
Stunning new twist: Amber Alert teen likely unarmed before being killed in shootout with SoCal deputies, report says. Now on ABC7 abc7.la/3LYLwNp
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Ben Adler retweeted
Re: Peter Baker ... one thing I've noticed is that political reporters who view it as their job never to form opinions about politically contested issues ... are not good at forming those opinions when they try. In fact, those opinions are often embarrassing and childlike.
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Ben Adler retweeted
People keep saying that Hurricane Ian is going to lead to the first mass wave of climate-based migration seen in recent U.S. history but Hurricane Katrina already did that and uplifted mass amounts of communities from Louisiana to Texas, mostly.
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Ben Adler retweeted
Has anyone seen this Chevron commercial?
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Chabad Rabbi in Orlando helping neighbors in Kissimmee. One of countless brave Floridians stepping up in our state’s time of need.
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Ben Adler retweeted
Just want to remind everyone that the Governor of Mississippi said this publicly.
"It is a great day to be in Hattiesburg. "It's also, as always, a great day to not be in Jackson." —@tatereeves
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Ben Adler retweeted
“Our transportation system is perfectly designed, when any of those things go wrong, to kill 8-year-olds on bikes, among thousands of others. How long will we put up with this?” slate.com/business/2022/09/h…
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I need to stop tweeting, but I want to do a quick thread on how the conservative pushback against YIMBY echoes & parallels other RW culture war grievances.
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Land values are too low in most areas for developers to buy single-family homes, tear them down and replace them with apartment buildings. So it's untrue to say that yimbys would turn every neighborhood into that merely by upzoning
The goal of the YIMBY movement is to completely demolish your neighborhood and rebuilt it at at least 4x the density. They want to eliminate all single family districts in the country. It's a radical, anti-communitarian ideology.
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If you removed all density limits everywhere in the US tomorrow, the only places currently full of single family homes that would become all apartment buildings are a few places with extremely high housing costs.
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