Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Utah passes bill banning transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming health care

The bill "prohibits surgery for all transgender youth and disallows hormone treatment for transgender minors who have not been professionally diagnosed with gender dysphoria."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

Taking a hard look at police killings

Can re-imagining city budgets make our communities safer?

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Must larceny always overpower honesty?

In deeply unequal societies, the thieving always thrive.

Sanders backs renewed push for ban on Dark Money in democratic primaries

"If Democrats really believe in democracy and campaign finance reform, we must ban super PACs in primaries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Scientists create biodegradable plastic using solar energy

The team’s success in using solar energy to synthesize fumaric acid shows promise in using artificial photosynthesis in the future.

‘Just the next step’ toward justice for Tyre Nichols: Memphis police shutter SCORPION unit

Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."