Quod Erat Demonstandum: Hundreds of thousands of people, if not more than a million, marched in 600 locations around the world yesterday in defense of science and scientific facts that are under assault under the Trump administration. They carried signs that said, “Scientific facts, not alternative facts,” and “Denial Is Not A Policy,” and “Make America Smart Again.” Among the marchers in view of the White House were thousands of actual scientists, nerds who’ve never marched in a protest in their lives.
Terror and Nationalism: The Paris police officer killed Thursday by a terrorist on the Champs-Élysées was an openly gay man who had been one of the officers to respond to the mass attack on the Bataclan concert hall in 2015. Xavier Jugelé was 37.
President Trump says man-made climate change is “a hoax” and has called for drastic budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. The president issued a statement yesterday saying, “We should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest...
Environmental author Bill McKibben writes in the NY Times that Trump, who denies the existence of man-made climate change, is president during the last few moments of geological time in which mankind can save its own world. “The effects will be felt not immediately but over decades and centuries and...Read more
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World: One Paris police officer was killed and another wounded yesterday on the famous Champs-Elysees by a gunman firing a machine gun. The shooter was killed by other officers. Witnesses said the gunman got out of a car driven by …Read more
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It's Been Said
“I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we’ve come to expect so far.”
-Columnist David Brooks writing in the NY Times.