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  1. An important distinction here is that no one's...

    An important distinction here is that no one's blaming you for bad things China did, or bad things they assume China did. They believe you're making the wrong argument. It's got nothing to do with...
  2. I think it's not a great idea to have the...

    I think it's not a great idea to have the Secretary of State be an elected official, but that is the system in Georgia. We shouldn't pretend to suddenly be shocked by it or make up new rules about...
  3. There has been a history of Secretaries of State...

    There has been a history of Secretaries of State running for office. Before Kemp, Karen Handel lost a primary for Governor. Before Handel, Democrat Cathy Cox lost a primary for Governor. Before Cox,...
  4. He was pretty beat up in Amazing Spider-Man #20....

    He was pretty beat up in Amazing Spider-Man #20.

    https://whatwouldspideydo.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/capture-asm-20.jpg?w=1003
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  5. They were worried he would do it. This doesn't...

    They were worried he would do it. This doesn't mean that he was likely to do it. That said, even if he was unlikely to do it, it could very well be that these were worthwhile steps because of the...
  6. Often presidential elections have multiple people...

    Often presidential elections have multiple people who want the job.

    It will be interesting to see what happens in the primary, and how the next two years affect the reputations of the candidates....
  7. According to the website, they double-counted and...

    According to the website, they double-counted and triple counted different intermediate transactions. Triple-counting one thing and double-counting another can very quickly add up.
    ...
  8. The point in your article was that...

    The point in your article was that double-counting or triple-counting expenses gets the wrong results.

    As for what we should want, we should want accuracy regardless of whether results fit...
  9. I don't think anyone's arguing slavery wasn't...

    I don't think anyone's arguing slavery wasn't that bad.

    If slavery is a smaller percentage of GDP than some people estimate, it means the country allowed immense levels of suffering for a small...
  10. It's still important to note a falseness that...

    It's still important to note a falseness that people here believe.

    According to the link provided to support the notion that the percentage of GDP derived from slavery is roughly eighty percent,...
  11. The link you provided is an economic historian...

    The link you provided is an economic historian suggesting that people exaggerate the economic value of slavery.



    He specifically calls out the 80 percent argument as erroneous.
  12. Anyone can go with bad-faith exaggerated versions...

    Anyone can go with bad-faith exaggerated versions of another side's arguments. I suspect conservatives might be able to do it a bit better, given how much the media covers progressive arguments,...
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    A sad one is Charles Laughton's Night of the...

    A sad one is Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter, since he never made another.

    A recent excellent film was Regina King's One Night in Miami. Though she had previously directed a lot of TV...
  14. Buzzfeed has a piece about staff complaints in...

    Buzzfeed has a piece about staff complaints in the office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
    ...
  15. Poll: "No" is the obviously wrong answer here. There's...

    "No" is the obviously wrong answer here. There's been great work about politics and social issues in every medium. To deny that possibility in the future is absurd.

    There is a time and place for...
  16. It's a good question about how to take politics...

    It's a good question about how to take politics out of the court.

    An important thing would be for justices to explain what their rationale is for voting in a particular way, which they generally...
  17. One complication is that we may have people...

    One complication is that we may have people arguing about different things here. What should private companies like Twitter and Facebook do? What are they allowed to do that they shouldn't do? What...
  18. Very interesting. I didn't consider that the...

    Very interesting. I didn't consider that the second annual didn't have Peter Parker appear in the main story.



    The most important issues, though. These were all reprinted a lot.
  19. Who gets to define what counts as hate speech?...

    Who gets to define what counts as hate speech? There are ways these policies can be enforced to benefit one side. You can very easily imagine the next Republican administration defining obnoxious...
  20. When did I say there was fraud? I was responding...

    When did I say there was fraud? I was responding to someone who was concerned about potential fraud in a situation in Paterson NJ by noting that the system worked to identify and dismiss improperly...
  21. I'm not sure what specific legislation you're...

    I'm not sure what specific legislation you're referring to. A likely reason would be opposition to other aspects of a proposed law.
  22. "By what extent should the United States increase...

    "By what extent should the United States increase the amount of legal immigration?" is a straightforward question. The answers may be divisive, but someone can explain their position (IE- if they...
  23. Yes. I've been pretty clear about that,...

    Yes. I've been pretty clear about that, consistently supporting an increase in the amount of allowed legal immigration.

    That said, I'm interested in what people's limiting principles are, because...
  24. What should the limit be in order to be an...

    What should the limit be in order to be an example to the world? Should the United States accept everyone who wants citizenship?

    I think a standard of nowhere in Mexico being safe enough for the...
  25. At this point it seems Nick Spencer's major...

    At this point it seems Nick Spencer's major contributions are reversing recent developments in very lengthy stories (twelve issues to kill of Kraven again, the entire Kindred story to reverse Harry's...
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