Southwest SNAFUs and the Best of 2022 Part 3 - The Wednesday AM Quickie 12/28/22

Update on The Banshees of Inisherin: I really liked it! Also I have a short essay out in The Nation, who asked me and another writer, Antifada cohost A.M. Gittlitz, "Are Aliens Who Visit Earth Likely to Be Socialist?" I argued "no." - Corey

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  • At Least 64 Dead Across U.S. Due to Historic Blizzard Nearly half of the death toll came from the Buffalo, New York area, where military police are enforcing a driving ban. via the Associated Press and NBC News.
  • Southwest Airlines 'in Touch' with Mayor Pete Over Cancellations The airline "accounted for 86 percent of canceled domestic flights Tuesday, drawing the attention of U.S. regulators" – and one union says they saw the problems coming. via the Washington Post, Politico and the AP.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Trump Rule Barring Asylum Seekers In a 5-4 decision the justices sided with Republican state attorneys general who want Title 42 to remain in place. via NBC News.
  • More Attacks on Power Substations in Washington State The FBI would not confirm its investigation into the Christmas Day sabotage, which knocked out power for 7,000 people. via the New York Times.
  • New York GOP Rep.-Elect George Santos Swears He Is Not 'Some Fictional Character' He denied falsely claiming to be Jewish, explaining, "I said I was 'Jew-ish'" – but that's not true, either. via the Post and the Forward.


12/28: It's Day 3 of the Best of 2022! Here's Sam and Emma with Vivek Chibber, professor of sociology at New York University, to discuss his recent book The Class Matrix: Social Theory After the Cultural Turn. Then, Sam and Emma talk with comedian Andy Kindler, host of the Thought Spiral podcast just before his therapy appointment!

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