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Remember The Victims Of The Nebraska Public Power District

Recently, the rightwing rag The Federalist had a silly article titled “For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial”, so, before we continue, I would ask for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Nebraska Public Power … Continue reading

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Cherries, Close Up

Observed on 19th Street NW, between Q and Corcoran, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 4/21/17

Links for you. Science: China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late ‘An enormous loss’: 900 miles of the Great Barrier Reef have bleached severely since 2016 Sessions just took … Continue reading

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Welfare Reform: A Horrible Experiment Leading To Horrible Lives Arguably, the cruelest policy of the 1990s was ‘welfare reform’. It wasn’t just the overall conversion to a block grant program, effectively lowering the amounts of assistance to the needy, but also many of the small pieces in the … Continue reading

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DCCC Makes Excuses Again, This Time For KS04

Earlier this week, a special Congressional House election in Kansas suggested that Republicans could have a turnout problem, with Republican turnout down by 62 percent compared to Democratic turnout which dropped only 33 percent (this is important–we’ll return to this). … Continue reading

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Democracy, Filibusters, And Feedback

To be clear, my attitude towards Supreme Court Justice can be summed up very simply: Is the nominee’s name Merrick Garland? No? Then refuse to confirm. That said, I don’t agree with this supposed Senate apocalypse scenario (boldface mine): Now, … Continue reading

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Links 3/31/17

Links for you. Science: Predatory journals recruit fake editor Ex CDC Director: History Proves the Dangers of Underfunded Health Programs The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law FISHY BUSINESS: Accusations of research fraud … Continue reading

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