Earlier today I posted about ETRM and SIGA, in case you own either.
This is tomorrow’s post a day early to give you extra time to read something great that everyone else is reading and talking about: New Yorker editor David Remnick’s profile of the President.
My friend Peggy Noonan found a way to be . . . troubled . . . by it. But I guess one’s view depends on one’s lenses. Through mine, our President is amazing. Brilliant, steady, far-sighted, loving, decent, disciplined, and completely dedicated to making things better. As I see it, he has accomplished a tremendous amount in the face of unprecedented opposition.
Only 40% or so of those polled these days approve of the job he’s doing. But that’s roughly the same number who believe humans are causing climate change.
Well — spoiler alert! — humans are causing climate change. (And as Nick Kristof points out in this other must-read, we’d really, really, really better start paying attention.) So I think history will ultimately come down on the side of the 40%, not the side of Rush Limbaugh, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin (the list goes on and on) . . . or the various climate-change deniers who chair the House “Science” Committee and its subcommittees.
I hope that between today’s holiday and tomorrow you get a chance to read both. There will be no quiz, but you can be sure they’ll both show up on the final.
See you Wednesday.
Quote of the Day
To the BELOVED REPUBLIC under whose equal laws I am made the peer of any man, although denied political equality by my native land, I dedicate this book with an intensity of gratitude and admiration which the native-born citizen can neither feel nor understand.~Dedication to Andrew Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy (Scribner's, 1886)
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