JON STEWART ON THE REMAKE OF THE G.O.P.
Pretty devastating. How we should all long for the return of a Republican Party not so easily mocked. I might still vote Democrat most of the time; but the choice would be a lot harder.
A MOST SENSIBLE GLOBAL WARMING PERSPECTIVE
This overview from the Economist strikes me as level-headed in the extreme. “…some scientists are arguing that man-made climate change is not quite so bad a threat as it appeared to be a few years ago.” But (paraphrasing here) this is only good news if we actually use the few extra years it may buy us. If those scientists are right and it in fact does. “If the world has a bit more breathing space to deal with global warming, that will be good. But breathing space helps only if you actually do something with it.”
Especially when the fossil fuel interests are trying so hard to be sure we don’t.
Which brings us to . . .
HOW MUCH CAN WE RELY ON BIG OIL TO BE STRAIGHT WITH US?
Quote of the Day
A veteran Massachusetts politician not so long ago was horrified at the conduct of a less savvy colleague who was indicted for bribery: 'Imagine taking money from a stranger.'~Wall Street Journal, 10/14/93
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