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  • Earth Day or Earth Daze?

    Wed Apr 16 07:51:48 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    John Stossel, FOX Business
    "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts.Of course, some things got better because of government: We passed environmental rules that got most of the filth out of the air and sewage out of lakes and rivers. Great -- but now we're told that we're in big trouble because greenhouse gases cause global warming. I mean, climate change."Crop yields are down, deaths from heat...
  • Climate Change Skeptics Don't Deserve a Veto

    Wed Apr 16 07:51:13 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change.Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • I Have No Idea Whether My Tax Return Is Accurate

    Wed Apr 16 07:49:58 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Donald Rumsfeld
  • Guardian, Wash Post Don't Deserve Pulitzers

    Wed Apr 16 07:46:57 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Benjamin Wittes, TNR
    I know it is rude and churlish to offer anything but warm congratulations when former colleagues win a major prize—much less journalism’s most prestigious award. I know I am courting a barrage of hostile tweets and emails with these words. I know as well that I am on the losing end of elite opinion on these subjects—that we are settling on a narrative that makes a public interest triumph out of journalism I regard as shoddy and beneath the great names of the organizations that produced it. But for whatever it’s worth (not much) and to whomever, I dissent from the...
  • Signs of Deeper Problems in Landrieu Campaign?

    Wed Apr 16 07:45:11 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Byron York, Examiner
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad -- her first this season -- depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana's oil and gas industry. What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing -- complete with set, supporting cast, fake nameplate, and even phony news chyrons -- to show her standing up for her state.
  • Can 'odd couple' Kerry and Lavrov take the edge off crisis?

    Wed Apr 16 08:08:23 2014 | Source: CNN

    U.S.-Russian ties may be at their frostiest since the height of the Cold War, but at least there's some warmth to the relationship between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
  • What can White House do in Ukraine?

    Wed Apr 16 08:07:07 2014 | Source: CNN

    U.S. backs Ukraine military action, but will not give "lethal aid" to Kiev's forces. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.
  • Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative

    Wed Apr 16 10:05:31 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.

  • McConnell, Priebus differ on cash limits

    Wed Apr 16 06:00:04 2014 | Source: The Hill

    McConnell has been one of the most outspoken critics of campaign finance limits.
  • Michigan, White House discuss federal money for bankrupt Detroit: report

    Wed Apr 16 04:58:33 2014 | Source: Reuters

    (Reuters) - Michigan officials and President Barack Obama's Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit's retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday.

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