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


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

Evening Owls is a themed open thread showing at Each day Kos seven days every week.

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

  • Proportion improve 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 occasions”: 70,830
  • Estimated portion of nations that might be poorer in 2100 than they’d have been with out local weather change: ¾
  • Projected proportion change in common earnings by 2100 within the poorest 20 p.c of nations: -75
  • Within the richest 20 p.c of nations: 0
  • Proportion of fogeys aged 27 to 45 who’ve “a damaging imaginative and prescient of the longer term”: 92
  • Who remorse having kids: 6
  • Proportion improve within the mortality fee in massive U.S. jails over the previous decade: 35
  • Portion of inmates who died throughout that interval who had been awaiting trial: 2/3
  • Estimated proportion improve within the variety of U.S. deaths final yr: 15
  • Yr wherein the USA final noticed so nice a rise: 1918
  • Proportion of Individuals who consider that 2021 might be higher than 2020 for them personally: 44
  • Who consider that 2021 might be higher for the world: 37


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 mentioned that the Republican Get together wants to completely embrace Trump and make him the face of the social gathering in the event that they need to win shifting 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 types of marine life.





“It’s one factor to overthrow a dictator or to repel an invader and fairly one other factor actually to realize a revolution.” ~~James Baldwin, The Fireplace Subsequent Time (1953)


On this date at Each 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 ok 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 minimize out for him recently making an attempt 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, effectively, 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 “effectively 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 (effectively, extra so, anyway) Kyl “revised his remarks” within the congressional file to erase the declare, which you are able to do if you’re a senator, and which I believe senators consider alters the material of spacetime in such a means as to make the factor not have ever occurred.



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