Sunday Night time Owls: Excerpts from the March version of the Harper’s Index. (And a vaccine ballot)

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Jail mortality is manner up over the previous decade, and plenty of inmates die whereas awaiting trial.

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Chosen excerpts from the March version of Harper’s Index (not but on-line):

  • Share enhance final yr in use of the phrase “technical difficulties” throughout company earnings calls: 310
  • In use of the phrase “you’re on mute”: 1,000
  • Of the phrase “unprecedented instances”: 70,830
  • Estimated portion of nations that can be poorer in 2100 than they might have been with out local weather change: ¾
  • Projected proportion change in common revenue by 2100 within the poorest 20 p.c of nations: -75
  • Within the richest 20 p.c of nations: 0
  • Share of fogeys aged 27 to 45 who’ve “a damaging imaginative and prescient of the long run”: 92
  • Who remorse having youngsters: 6
  • Share enhance within the mortality price in massive U.S. jails over the previous decade: 35
  • Portion of inmates who died throughout that interval who have been awaiting trial: 2/3
  • Estimated proportion enhance within the variety of U.S. deaths final yr: 15
  • Yr by which the USA final noticed so nice a rise: 1918
  • Share of Individuals who consider that 2021 can be higher than 2020 for them personally: 44
  • Who consider that 2021 can be higher for the world: 37

THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READING

Unity Over Bipartisanship, by Tom Perriello. Real bipartisanship is essentially illusory. To ship for Individuals, Democrats want unity.

Lindsey Graham Predicts Kamala Harris Impeachment if GOP Retakes House, by Justin Baragona. The South Carolina senator additionally stated that the Republican Get together wants to completely embrace Trump and make him the face of the social gathering in the event that they wish to win transferring ahead.

The Environmental Threat You’ve Never Heard Of, by Doug Johnson. It’s known as coastal darkening, and scientists are simply starting to discover its rising risk to all kinds of marine life.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

On this date at Day by day Kos in 2012Orrin Hatch claims abortion is ’95 p.c’ of what Deliberate Parenthood does:

Sen. Orrin Hatch is a hardcore old-school conservative. For a lot of latest historical past he was thought-about a conservative stalwart within the senate. That is not adequate for contemporary conservatism, nonetheless, which relies on being so completely batshit regressive that Ronald Reagan seems like a communist by comparability, and so Hatch has had his work reduce out for him recently attempting to placate a base that considers him a traitor to the trigger.

Which could clarify statements like this, from Hatch:

Look, everyone knows that Deliberate Parenthood does 400,000 abortions a yr or extra, and but that is supported by the federal authorities. They declare that cash is not, uh, they do not use federal funds, properly, about 95 p.c of all they do, from what I perceive, is abortion.

Oh! Within the senate playbook we name that “Pulling a Kyl.” Final yr, on the ground of the Senate, Sen. Jon Kyl famously declared abortion was “properly over 90 p.c of what Deliberate Parenthood does.” It was an assertion so clearly and profoundly false that his workplace may do nothing however concern a now-famous press assertion that his declare was “not intended to be a factual statement.” Then, after turning into a nationwide laughingstock (properly, extra so, anyway) Kyl “revised his remarks” within the congressional file to erase the declare, which you are able to do in case you are a senator, and which I feel senators consider alters the material of spacetime in such a manner as to make the factor not have ever occurred.

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