Trump and Mulvaney, Idiocracy LLC

A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority—without safety there can be no prosperity: https://t.co/9lxx1iQo7m — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2017 I’ll be very pleased to know our borders are secure as I die of starvation because you cut funding for Meals On Wheels. Or maybe I’ll die of …

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People, people, people

Here’s a set of post-election poll results which show that most Americans want Trump to behave in the opposite way to what he said he’d do during the campaign. I've got some bad news for the American people about Donald Trump's policy agenda… pic.twitter.com/aCZcJigOcB — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 27, 2016 So am I to …

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Can Trump do all that immediately?

He made a bunch of promises to reverse the Obama Administration’s actions and things that happened during those eight years. How many of them can he fulfill? David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times answers that question: He can’t reverse Roe v. Wade immediately. It would take a court case getting up to the Supreme …

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Hillary picks Kaine

He seems like a good choice to me. Planned Parenthood and NARAL both approve of the choice: “While Senator Kaine has been open about his personal reservations about abortion, he’s maintained a 100% pro-choice voting record in the U.S. Senate. He voted against dangerous abortion bans, he has fought against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, …

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Oklahoma should be embarrassed

It has several times voted for Senator James Inhofe, most recently seen flipping a snowball to an aide to prove that climate change was a myth. No, I’m not kidding. Watch: From The Huffington Post: Inhofe doesn’t misunderstand the science; rather, he doesn’t need science as his guide, because God has already assured him there …

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It’s getting hotter

Hmm. For years the climate change deniers have had pet scientists willing to say that the consensus among fellow practitioners was wrong: the observable changes in climate had nothing to do with anything we humans had done. Never mind that some 95% of scientists agree that we’re the culprits behind sea levels’ rise, ozone layer …

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Ted and Marco’s Scientific Adventure

So is the sky gonna fall, is Texas gonna sink, and are Florida’s Everglades gonna dry up now that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio each chairs a Senate subcommittee with responsibility for science? Cruz has NASA, atmosphere and science policy in his group, while Rubio has NOAA in his. Probably not, says Roger Pilke, director …

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Happy Day of the Dead!

If the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s projections are correct, there will be many more dead to celebrate in the near future, because the people of this planet are not doing nearly enough to solve our global emissions problems. Failure to reduce emissions, the group of scientists and other experts found, could threaten society with …

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