Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
more Mexicans have returned to Mexico in the last few years than have come to into the U.S.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
To get the real story behind a bill, the software digs through 500,000 state bills, as well as thousands of pieces of text drafted by lobbyist groups that were saved into a database. An algorithm then calculates the top 100 documents most relevant to the bill in question before examining each one more closely, searching for passages the two have in common.We can use this like the ads on NASCAR car drivers uniforms to see who has purchased the legislation in question. Unfortunately, we can't tell how much they paid for it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
- He is a man of unshakable, conservative moral convictions;
- He is willing to take on the Washington establishment;
- We need a radical shift in the direction of our country, and his team has asked me to help get out the evangelical vote.
But in looking for the leader who most strongly fits my criteria – being unshakably pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-Israel; having a good handle on economic issues, immigration, and national security; and not being part of the political establishment – Senator Cruz comes out on top, and I genuinely believe he has a real possibility of making it all the way.So if you value Mr Brown's opinion, Cruz is your guy.
But if you, on the other hand, think the likes of Michael Brown represents some of the most destructive ideas which would be just terrible for this country and the people who live in it, Cruz needs to be laughed out of public life.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The process uses a large wall of fans, known as a contactor, to push air through a liquid that reacts with the CO2. That carbon dioxide-rich solution is then put through several processing steps to create a purified stream of CO2 gas and the liquid that is returned to the contactor. Keith and his team have cleverly combined industrial processes that are already in use in existing industries, for instance in paper mills.It requires power, but with a carbon-free power source it could be used to create feedstock for our current carbon-based chemical industry from the carbon that pollutes the air.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Update: Krugman has more links to more stories on this issue. There's a nice graph about how the Tea Party Leadership Fund spends the dollars it collects from donors. Only 14% goes to actual candidate activities. People with that kind of passion coupled with a dearth of critical thinking are such easy marks.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Perhaps we have found our first Dyson sphere. Could it be that an alien civilization is in the process of constructing large structures in orbit around a star to capture its energy?
Thursday, October 08, 2015
they have been selling off the debt they hold
. And nothing much has happened. That's one less thing to worry about.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
goal was to embarrass Hillary Clinton, whatever influence it may have had will shortly be evaporated. Not only was it a witch hunt, they have actually copped to that out loud. As Hillary proceeds to make hay out of the Republicans misuse of the public trust to pursue political vendettas, expect the Republican stock to go down as Hillary's fundraising goes up.
Monday, October 05, 2015
a study shows that profits drive the propagation of new health technologies rather than their value to human welfare, In other words, if a technological innovation is really good for people but is difficult to commercialize, it doesn't attract investor funding. How much better would health care be if other things were valued as much as profits?
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Seattle experiments with a public voucher system for funding city elections. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
expunging minor infractions from criminal records helps homeless folks get the jobs they need to escape the cycle.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
renunciation of plutonium production. Plutonium is the fastest and least expensive path to a nuclear weapon. That's why almost all of the U.S. weapons use it. Having Iran out of the plutonium business is a huge step to keeping them free of nuclear weapons.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
a list of consequences of a full sequestrations relief. At minimum it would mean an increase of 300,000 jobs. At most 1.4 million jobs. Of course, there would be significant budget increases as well. Putting that many people to work seems to be worth it in my mind.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
it's the other way around. This blazingly shows how out-of-step Republicans have become with the country as a whole. They are clearly a minority party supported by folks with a minority view.