In the aftermath of the violent assault on the nation’s Capitol, all I heard on the cable news shows was how well-educated Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are. Cruz attended Princeton University and graduated from Harvard Law School. Hawley earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University before completing his law degree at Yale.
When we’re out in the sun it’s nice to be able to sit in the shade to cool off. And now scientists have figured out a way to create a giant sunshade in the sky to cool off our planet. If it works it could be a solution to global warming.
It sounds like a futurist novel plot, but the future is here now. The new technique being explored by scientists all over the world — from Harvard to Bangladesh — is called solar geoengineering.
In layman’s terms, solar geoengineering involves
using balloons or jets, to create a man made atmospheric sunshade that would protect the most vulnerable countries against the negative impacts of global warming.
During Monday night's broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart tore into former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee over his criticism of singer Beyonce.
So how exactly can we address income inequality by simply asking everyone to learn new skills and find a better job, avoiding the reality of the need for a re-distribution of social resources? We can't.
If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that thousands upon thousands of people who work for a living might stand a chance of meeting their basic needs, I wonder how s/he would respond?
On the eve of the second presidential debate, Anderson Cooper took down Mitt Romney's false claims about the six studies he claims support his secret tax plan.