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...and other lessons from 2021
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It is time for my annual “Out and In” list, a Wide World of News fan favorite.
Two things to know about this list:
1. It’s all objective fact.
2. I wrote it Friday morning off of the top of my head in about fifteen minutes. (truth)
Without further ado, here is The List, as we ring out 2021:
1. The Washington Post with the latest (and/but it’s inconclusive) on the projected course and cadence of omicron.
2. The New York Times readout on the Biden-Putin call, which includes this potential code breaking:
During the conversation, Mr. Putin repeatedly accused the United States and NATO nations of placing offensive weapons near Russia’s borders, imperiling the country’s security. It is a charge that Russian officials have made repeatedly in recent times, at first puzzling American officials. At first it appeared they might be referring to Javelin anti-tank weapons and other small munitions the U.S. has provided to Ukraine to deter an attack.
But over time, it has become increasingly clear that the Russians are referring to nuclear and non-nuclear “global strike” weapons, including intermediate-range nuclear missiles that were prohibited by a treaty that Moscow violated for several years, and President Trump abandoned. Some U.S. officials say that Mr. Putin’s concern may provide some basis for new negotiations with Russia — especially because there are no current plans to deploy a new generation of such weapons on European soil.