Mostly politics today, I’m afraid:
I’ve been hammering this over at the other site, but it’s worth repeating here. The Fukushima meltdown does not prove we need to give up on nuclear power. A 40-year old plant was hit by one of the worst natural disasters in the last century and is still very likely to end up with, at most, a few casualties. This is nothing compared to what fossil fuels cost us. And alternative energy just isn’t ready for prime-time. Nuclear — especially newer and safer nuclear — is the best option we’ve got. Not that cool heads are preventing stupid panic in this country.
You know, he does sometimes make it hard to dislike him.
In other news, Nanking-denying Shintaro Ishihara is still a jackass.
The latest from Arpaio’s banana republic.
I’ve suspected for some time that the supposed growth in equality was the result of tax code changes.
Yet one more reason not to live in Illinois. If only there were some prominent Illinoisan who could take a stand against this bullshit.
TNC argues that White Flight didn’t just happen.