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It should be clear that by now if a reporter says something, then it simply must be true. I hate giving the blow by blow in the Climate Wars, because too much of it is yet another food fight and not well-intentioned people disagreeing. So here is Seth B., a regular climate reporter for the […]

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In my news feed: Foes say the buses jam up municipal bus stops and remove potential customers from cash-strapped public transportation systems, including regional rail service, that could use their revenue. Right, so public transportation is not about delivering service people want at a good value? Not that this is news. I’m sure this will […]

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The “left” sees the last 34 years as a revival (was there ever a VIVAL?) of laissez-faire dogmatism. Some folks like myself see it as almost the diametric opposite. Of course, some of this could be “settled” by empirical evidence. The number of pages of regulations? The dollars spent complying with regulations? The number of […]

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We’re having gridiron success here at the U of R: So how did we do? We collected a total of 943 pounds of recyclable and compostable materials, with 450 pounds of trash sent to the landfill. With an overall attendance of 3125 people, that breaks down to .3 pounds per person for recyclables (paper, cardboard, […]

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Really?

Really? I feel sorry for news reporters sometimes. I think. In other news: At this point, the Republican opposition to taxes has nothing to do with policy. It has nothing to do with the economy. It’s religion. It’s dogma. It’s identity. Refusing to raise taxes is what it means to be a Republican in this […]

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I enjoy reading the environmental magazines, especially for nuggets of sciency-goodness like this: Bees can’t find flowers because of your car … As a species, we are not doing right by bees. They work so, so hard to pollinate the plants that form the basis for human existence, and, at every junction, we try to […]

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Remember, I am a retired blogger, so this is way shorter than it deserves to be. Regardless of your political affiliation, there is one aspect of the Obama Presidency that should be of enormous concern to all of us? What is that? It is the President’s leadership on issues of race, class and poverty in […]

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Remembering that I have retired from blogging (meaning that the post below should be many pages long including a lot more research, most of which I have tucked into various class presentations anyway), here was a lovely article that I had posted to my Facebook timeline the other day. Perhaps I am being too harsh. The […]

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I hope one day many of you will have the pleasure of visiting a college class. And not just any college class, but one in which students are about to hear good news about some particular topic. I mean it. Good news. Why do I wish for you to see this episode? Because if I […]

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He was of course asking me to sign a petition asking for my support of the continued fracking ban in New York. When I asked him what the greatest health risks demonstrated from fracking were, he said he did not know, but that he thought that fracking chemicals seeping into groundwater were a problem. First […]

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