The midterms are going to be very bad. Here, in the New York metro area, people are about to elect a whole bunch of folks that normally wouldn’t have a chance here. Dan Drezner says this election is not politics as usual. Post-November, we could be talking about the impeachment of Biden, along with a whole host of other horrible scenarios. I think the Democrats need new leadership, a new message, and greater inroads into disenfranchised communities, who for some reason think that Donald Trump is their savior. Yeah, I have no idea how to do that, but we have to try.
Emily Oster says we need to declare COVID amnesty over all the bad moves that we made during the early months of the pandemic. Nah. People wrote off kids like mine and never actually provided the high dosage tutoring or other restorative measures. I’m not over it.
This old Atlantic article about the two genomes of rats in New York City came up in my timeline. Steve and I talked about this on Saturday’s date night.