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For those who aren’t policy wonks—and who somehow can’t decide whether Joe Biden is a compassionate family man or a rapacious baby’s blood aficionado—it can be difficult to suss out the real benefits of Biden’s recent economic proposals. Luckily, new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) spells out...

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  • May 4, 2021

We were warned, now a new study has determined that the Earth’s plants' ability to sequester carbon emissions through photosynthesis will be halved by the 2030s or 2040s from what it is today at ten percent. That kind of loss will turn the natural world into a heat and carbon source, bringing...

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  • January 19, 2021

We were warned, now a new study has determined that the Earth’s plants’ ability to sequester carbon emissions through photosynthesis will be halved by the 2030s or 2040s from what it is today at ten percent. That kind of loss will turn the natural world into a heat and carbon source, bringing...

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  • January 19, 2021

The Greater Glider, one of many marsupials that evolved in Australia, is three species and not one as had been previously thought. The findings from a new study mean that the population of each species is smaller than thought. The species is not a new mammal discovery by humans; we've known about...

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  • November 11, 2020

I knew — felt in my gut — that Trump’s reign of chaos would be, well, chaotic. But sheeee-ite, I never thought it would be this bad. And I can be a pretty dark guy. But gosh, I’m not a psychopath. I don’t watch snuff films. I don’t enjoy videos of...

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  • October 22, 2020

I’ve never been a motorcycle guy. As a supercilious, navel-gazing, elfin twerp of a snowflake liberal (to borrow liberally from the written feedback on my Match.com profile*), I don’t like to risk my life unless it’s by climbing the deck stairs after an especially ebullient bong session. Bicycles are more...

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  • September 8, 2020

As a native Wisconsinite who’s fled that Trumpian wasteland for greener pastures on the Left Coast, I can attest that Badgers don’t need much of an excuse to hit the bars. Do people in wedding parties go bar-hopping between the ceremony and the reception in other states? Do they? Well,...

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  • May 18, 2020

Kudos to Emily Singer at The American Independent for calling out this moron: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Tuesday questioned a study by U.S. researchers that found a malaria drug Donald Trump has been pushing as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19 is no miracle at all — and might lead...

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  • April 23, 2020

Sean Hannity will try to tell you that he took the coronavirus oh-so seriously all along. He recently said he never thought the mounting concern about the novel coronavirus was a hoax. And you know he’s serious by how many veins are visible in his neck and forehead when he...

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  • April 22, 2020

The Arctic is unraveling before our eyes. As our understanding of the changes continues, scientists have been fine-tuning models to give us a sense of how quickly we can expect tipping points to arrive. One of the most terrifying is the permafrost feedback. A new study finds that the feedback...

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  • October 23, 2019

I bear no particular grudge against Alice M. Rivlin.  She appears to have led a fine life of public service, and, as discussed below, considers herself a “moderate Democrat.”  She is the type of moderate Democrat who was a member of the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission – and so I disagree...

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  • March 8, 2018

The Wall Street Journal, reporting on a study by Stanford University, debunks a favorite Republican talking point and reports that “Fears Obamacare Would Be A Job Killer Were Wrong.”  As Michael Derby at the WSJ explains: Projections that the Obama administration’s signature health-care legislation would drive workers out of the labor...

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  • July 26, 2017
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