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Report: Methane Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates
Along with carbon dioxide, methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases in terms of its potential to raise global temperatures. Read more...
Not Sexist Summers, Please
Several years ago I had a private conversation with a woman who had been in very-high-level meetings in the Obama administration including some at the highest level. She made a very clear point that one of the reasons things happened a certain way was that in meetings Larry Summers would literally shout down women who offered a contrasting viewpoint. This was a expressed as apparently a particular problem when it came to the viewpoints of women. Read more...
Stephen Colbert took on the Heritage Foundation and Jason Richwine, the author of their racist so-called "immigration study" as only he can on his show this Tuesday evening. Read more...
CNN host Anderson Cooper on Monday became the latest journalist to question so-called "studies" cited by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, to prove that their proposal could cut taxes without raising Read more...
A woman who said she had graduated from Harvard began crying on Tuesday as she told Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan that "educated people" were "telling me what to do." At a town hall event in Dover, New Hampshire, the woman, who Read more...

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Susie passed this article from The Atlantic on to me that highlights many of the documented instances of police misconduct cited in the 8 month study and investigation undertaken by law clinics at NYU, Fordham, Harvard, and Stanford, Read more...
June 8, 1982 -  ". . .And Kermit Addresses Harvard."
News of the day for June 8, 1982 - Israeli Army advancing in Lebanon. PLO's Arafat appeals to Soviet Union for help. Falkland Islands War. U.S. Navy deploys to Mediterranean. Fiscal 1983 Spending Plan. Economic woes. Kermit the Frog addresses Harvard Graduating class. Read more...
Conservatives this week were quick to mock the Obama campaign's "The Life of Julia," an online slideshow highlighting how government investments in education, health care, small business and retirement security help enable the children of Read more...
This is an interesting trend, one kicked off by M.I.T. a few years back. I have to think that at some point, employers will consider these certificates in hiring, since formal education is almost out of reach for most people. (One reason why Occupy Read more...
President Obama didn't pass up a chance to take some jabs at the Republicans among others during this year's White House Correspondents Dinner, and I think he may have upstaged the featured comedian this year, Jimmy Kimmel. Read more...