My Taylor Swift conspiracy, the truth about gas stations, and the irrelevance of history
I’m obsessed with the right-wing conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift, none of which I endorse. That said, if Trumpworld really does go through with their plan for a “holy war” against Swift, one piece of oppo I’d like to see is that I’m pretty sure her song “Karma” from the most recent album contains an uncredited interpolation of a part of the 2006 song “Music is My Hot Hot Sex” by CSS. I’ve seen this discussed on one Reddit thread and in one brief TikTok video, but the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about it.
This week in good news: A look at Medicaid expansion in the South, the first image of newborn great white sharks, the labor market is now appropriately balanced for sustained growth, and in Phoenix we saw a transit construction project actually get done on schedule and on budget. The new tax bill seems pretty good to me — CTC expansion! The American Journalism Project is making some big grants for local news. And a new ADU bill dropped in Colorado.