World update: December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah to those readers who are celebrating! CLIMATE CHANGE Good news from the Arctic: Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new US government report that also found Arctic seawater is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years.   The annual report released … Continue reading World update: December 12, 2017

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These gasses aren’t going to light themselves

Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee (MOTTO: "Searching for Intelligence in the House of Representatives Since 1977"), contributed his best effort yesterday to the ongoing Republican war on objective reality. With the White House facing Congressional investigation over alleged Trump campaign ties to Russia and over President Trump's thus-far completely unsupported accusation that … Continue reading These gasses aren’t going to light themselves

Paul Ryan: Policy Wank

https://twitter.com/byamberphillips/status/839881414590009345 OH. MY. GAWD. He's so wonky and neat! And so smart! Other politicians don't get into the policy and really understand it the way Paul--I'm allowed to call him Paul, he told me one night while I was staring into his eyes on TV--does. What brilliant thing did he say today? https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/839890397019127808 Well, he's … Continue reading Paul Ryan: Policy Wank