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Obama's Executive Order on "Space Weather" and the Escalation With Russia

On October 13, 2016, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Executive branch to prepare the US for the possibility of “solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances.” A slew of agencies and departments are being tasked with carrying out this preparatory measure. 840 more words

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At the Pentagon, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

W.J. Astore

When it comes to the Pentagon, nothing succeeds like failure. That is the message of William Hartung’s latest article at TomDispatch.com. The Pentagon, Hartung notes, continues to receive massive funding from the American taxpayer, even as its various wars drag on, seemingly without end. 596 more words

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While I was knitting ...

I finally finished reading Quiet Dell by Jayne Ann Phillips and will never get back those hours of my life. I kept hoping it would improve, but it was more shmaltzy romance (with terrible dialogue) than true crime exploration. 490 more words


Things I'm Verbing: Science smackdowns, Trump-loving grandmas and what even is a Playborhood?

While you weren’t looking, Scientific American posted one of the most damning, a-plague-on-everybody’s-house political broadsides I’ve maybe ever seen. Right, left, objective, biased, it doesn’t matter: Everyone gets the unfunny version of “being read for filth.” You need to read “ 490 more words

Things I'm Verbing

Sean Hannity Sucks

October 24, 2016

Sean Hannity sucks.  I wanted a more eloquent, less juvenile opening line for this piece, but sometimes there is something to be said for bluntness.  550 more words

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Establishment Republicans, cast afloat by the rise of Trump, are warming to the popular Obamas

At a fundraiser in La Jolla, California, on Sunday (Oct. 23), US president Barack Obama addressed a perennial thorn in his side: Republican California congressman Darrell Issa, who has made a career of antagonizing the White House over the last eight years. 384 more words