If you're upset at nursing home deaths in NY — and you should be — you should be upset at nursing home deaths in a lot of places.

NY isn't even #1 in nursing home deaths per capita.
Per the AARP dashboard, Indiana leads the nation in COVID deaths at nursing homes as a percentage of nursing home residents at 3.54%:
1 out of every 28! aarp.org/ppi/issues/car…

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21 Feb
Ted Cruz calling for regulation of power pricing is today's 👀👀👀👀👀
Very different Ted Cruz on, say, health care regulations.
Can you imagine a Blumenthal-Cruz "power company customer bill of rights"???
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16 Feb
I don't think e-verify outside of comprehensive immigration overhaul will get many Democratic votes. Now, *inside* of an immigration bill? Hmm...
Of course, hard to imagine any immigration bill Cotton backs would ever have Dem support, so...
Arkansas, btw, has an $11 minimum wage *right now* — more than 50% above the national minimum wage.

And yes, you can still get 2 cheeseburgers for $2 there.
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16 Feb
Electricity prices hit an astonishing *$9,000 a megawatt hour* — the highest allowed by the market — in Texas' energy crisis.

The juice in a 100 KWh Tesla Model S battery would have been worth ~$900!
Large fleets of EVs could eventually be a source of grid stability. Time pricing and, eventually, 2-way charging. May not be cost effective for homes but bus fleets, for example, are often just sitting at depots doing nothing when they could be making $ with grid services.
If you are worried about battery degradation, you just set the price you are willing to sell the extra juice in your bus to above battery replacement cost. (Surely well below $9,000 a megawatt hour!!!!)
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15 Feb
Thread of Republican senator statements on why they voted Guilty/Not Guilty on Trump's impeachment on incitement of insurrection 1/
Bill Cassidy:
"A president upholding his oath to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution' would have activated the National Guard and told rioters to go home at the first opportunity. President Trump did not..." theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/op…
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14 Feb
Shocking COVID stat:

~1 out of every 400 residents in New Jersey dead
That's a worse ratio than any nation on Earth.
*8* U.S. states have reached the >1 in 500 resident COVID deaths milestone


A ninth, LA, is only a few deaths away.

USA as a whole has reached >1 in 700 dead
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14 Feb
MURKOWSKI issues a scorching statement on why she voted to convict Trump
Worth reading to the kicker.
Also notable that Murkowski is the only senator up in 2022 to vote to convict.
(A lot easier to go against Trump when you aren’t up until 2026.)
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