A ‘jaw-dropping’ 15 million super-environmentalists don’t vote in the midterms

The most important environmental effort you’ve probably never heard of — the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) — doesn’t talk about the environment much, if ever. But that’s because talking about the environment isn’t the solution to perhaps the biggest solvable problem the environmental movement has:…

Virginia regulator won’t revoke pipelines’ water permits despite major environmental violations

A Virginia regulatory panel declined calls from environmental groups and landowners to reconsider important water-quality permits for two natural gas pipelines despite major environmental violations committed by the developers of the multi-billion-dollar projects. The Virginia State Water Control Board met Tuesday in Richmond to consider public…

Clarence Thomas is the most important legal thinker in America

Justice Clarence Thomas is the most important legal thinker of his generation, and the most significant judicial appointment of the last forty years. No justice did more to reshape the way thousands of the nation’s top lawyers think about the law. No justice did more to…

What Trump can teach progressives about viral communications

The single most important communications skill is the ability to tell a memorable and emotionally compelling story. But few progressives, environmentalists, and climate scientists are trained in story-telling. So that puts them at a disadvantage in all debates, including the climate debate. “One hundred thousand…

Lax oversight, poor management raise concerns at Los Alamos nuclear lab

The University of California will continue to manage one of the country’s most important nuclear labs alongside two partners, despite a series of accidents that raise serious concerns about the lab’s safety. In a statement Friday, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced that it had…

If You’re Rich, Luck Matters A LOT

–A new study again confirms that luck, timing, and chance are important components to wealth, and it’s something that should be accounted for when thinking of how to organize society, including as laid out by John Rawls in his Theory of Justice https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/analysis-if-youre-rich-youre-more-lucky-than-smart-and-theres-math-to-prove-it https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/ -Become…

When Will People Realize That Money in Politics is THE ISSUE?

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