``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Friday, June 26, 2009

The House and Global Warming (NYT)

editorial science

The House should pass a bill that puts a price on carbon emissions, the first step toward averting the worst damage from climate change.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What We Need to Know (NYT)

democrats at fault

Until all the events that precipitated the financial crisis are known, some reforms of the financial regulatory system should be put on hold.

Jump-Start the New York Senate (NYT)

skill disparaged

The political acrobatics in the New York State Senate this week have done an excellent job of cementing Albany’s reputation as government by circus.

Of Fish and Flexibility (NYT)

objectivity praised

The new Magnuson-Stevens rules, which give impartial scientists, not self-interested fishermen, a greater say in fishing limits, deserve a chance to work.

Politics of the Gun (NYT)

emotion expressed

It is shameful that Congress caved in to the gun lobby and abandoned the effort to grant the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Gene by Gene (NYT)

science creates NYT reader

An experiment that created a strain of mouse with the human gene critical for communication explores what humanness really is and how little is understood.


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