The Republican Party has not “made a pact with the devil.” They have become devil understudies, dressed up in devil drag, and are standing in the wings hoping to be picked as next devil.
An interesting and important article about a researcher gathering data that seem to show that although more carbon in the air means plants grow faster, the result is plants with more sugar but less protein, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients:
the protein content of goldenrod pollen has declined by a third since the industrial revolution—and the change closely tracks with the rise in CO2.
Don’t want to brag, but I totally called it on a nuclear North Korea way back in 2003 (except that I’m surprised W is dodging the blame):
Student debt, which survives even bankruptcy, is especially pernicious; one area ripe for reform is debt servicing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/08/how-states-could-end-the-student-debt-collections-trap/
Think of all the harm the Republicans could be doing if they weren’t spending all their time trying to repeal the ACA. Current situation terrifying, but so far worth it.
“I can’t debate someone into caring about what happens to their fellow human beings.”
Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society.
Clear evidence for the cognitive and neurological benefits of low-dose marijuana use in the aging brain https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/marijuana-might-help-aging-brains-191226326.html
If the middle class sides with the poor, almost everything they do also helps the middle class. http://www.ianwelsh.net/a-middle-class-which-aligns-with-the-rich-cuts-its-own-throat/
With a district that’s spread ‘cross the prairie
Rodney Davis is really quite wary
Town halls he won’t hold
(For he’s not very bold)
And he finds his own voters too scary.
(Shared yesterday on Facebook, but I wanted to be sure to capture it here as well.)