Okay, this is kind of important. The problem with AOC and the met gala wasn't the eat-the-rich dress, it's that the ruling class does not have to obey the pandemic restrictions they've forced on everyone else! reason.com/2021/09/15/met…
I understand that AOC can party with the wealthy while simultaneously advocating for higher taxes. Fine. But why does she get to do it maskless? No one else is allowed this privilege.
She said she is supporting keeping the museum open to the public. But when the public visits the museum, they are required to mask up and socially distance. 2-year-olds have to do this, AOC, Billie Eilish and Timothe Chalamet do not.
I think I would be less outraged by this if it wasn't *formally part of NYC's actual covid rules*, which specifically exempt visiting celebrities from various mandates. This is a moral scandal.

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6 Sep
I'm writing about that whole ivermectin-overdoses-crowding-hospitals thing, and boy oh boy did the media screw up with this one.
A local news channel wrote a story saying ivermectin overdoses were straining Oklahoma hospitals, and then Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and others re-wrote it with no additional reporting. It was substantially wrong. Here's what happened.
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18 Aug
This has to be one of the most irresponsible New York Times articles in the paper's history. It casts doubt on booster shots, quoting an epidemiologist who says wearing masks forever is a better health intervention. reason.com/2021/08/18/cov…
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This is ludicrous. Most normal people who are not NYT reporters or epidemiologists actually like to see faces and go to the bar! Getting a a shot once or twice a year is easier than eschewing basic human contact indefinitely.
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1 Aug
An update to this story! Not only did Muriel Bowser party maskless mere hours before the mask mandate went into effect....
She officiated a maskless wedding after it went into effect! My friend @TianaTheFirst has the story washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/dc-may…
Muriel Bowswer should resign immediately.
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Biden wants to get rid of Section 230 in order to force Facebook to censor more covid "misinformation." I hope this FINALLY disabuses Republicans of the notion that scrapping Section 230 would be good for conservative speech online.
I have been saying this forever. Conservatives are basically like

Step 1) Abolish Section 230
Step 2) ????
Step 3) Profit

It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
Democrats have a much smarter approach, in a tactical sense.

Step 1) Abolish Section 230
Step 2) Increased liability forces Facebook to purge a lot more content, much of it rightwing
Step 3) Profit
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8 Jul
The Capitol Police are opening up offices in the states, and will become an intelligence gathering agency like the FBI and NSA. This is a nightmare scenario, one that civil libertarians of all stripes should oppose.
Sadly, several members of the squad—including AOC—dodged the opportunity to kill House funding for this, reports @ggreenwald greenwald.substack.com/p/the-capitol-…
What happened on January 6th was an odious spectacle. We should condemn the rioters and the ex-president who encouraged them. This does not mean the Capitol Police should be transformed into yet another domestic surveillance agency. reason.com/2021/07/08/the…
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Trump's class action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are absurd. His attorneys will be laughed out of court at the first opportunity.
The First Amendment protects private companies from the government, not the other way around.
You can't just say *I don't like how Facebook treated me therefore it is unconstitutional.* I'd be lying if I said the lawsuits' arguments are more sophisticated than that.
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