Biden has been tougher on China than Trump
Reality matters more than mean tweets
A new episode of Bad Takes is available today! It’s about a YouTube star who paid for 1,000 blind people to be able to see and then aired their emotional post-op reactions. His critics argue blindness isn’t necessarily a “problem.” We call this a clear-cut bad take that misses the bigger point about access to revolutionary medical procedures.
I don’t have a particularly strong opinion regarding what America should do in response to the apparent Chinese spy balloon. It’s the kind of situation where specific factual details that are necessarily clouded by secrecy are genuinely very relevant — we don’t know everything the U.S. government knows about PRC espionage or about U.S. surveillance in China or about direct countermeasures or about quiet diplomatic talks or a dozen other relevant things. It’s a frustrating situation, journalistically, because officials aren’t going to share everything they know or that the government is doing. Even most of the information that leaks off-the-record …