Obama’s “Final Numbers”

Obama’s Final Numbers Statistical indicators of President Obama’s eight years in office. via FactCheck.org – by Brooks Jackson Posted on September 29, 2017 Summary

The numbers are nearly all in now. What they show about what really happened during the eight years that Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed.


Corbyn is proving the UK can re-imagine itself…and maybe the US as well

Can Corbyn’s Labour be the West’s new political center?

BY ISHAAN THAROOR – via Washington Post – Sept. 29, 2017


Jeremy Corbyn has all the momentum. Britain’s opposition leader, an inveterate leftist, presided over his Labour Party’s annual conference in the seaside town of Brighton this week and preached an uncompromisingly socialist vision of […]

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Question: Why do people hate Hillary Clinton?

Answered on Quora by Steven Franklin Steven Franklin Updated Nov 26, 2014 Originally Answered: Why do people hate Hillary Clinton?

The same folks who hate Hillary Clinton hate Nancy Pelosi. And had these people been around in the 1930 and 1940s, they likely would have hated Eleanor Roosevelt.

Some others responding to […]

What is the most dependable car on the road?

What’s the most reliable car brand? answered on Quora by Lyndon Shi, Research Assistant in Industrial Engineering at University of Michigan (2017-present) The oft-repeated and commonly-accepted mantra is to buy Toyota if one desires reliability. Let’s look at some studies to see if this checks out.

In 2014, Mojo Motors, a website for […]

Lights explained

How Saving Energy Can Hurt Astronomy

By Brian Koberlein on Sep 17, 2017 10:44 am *********************

Artificial light has transformed human society. It frees us from the darkness, and allows us to light our homes and communities. It has also made the night sky increasingly less dark, which poses a challenge to astronomers.

And it’s […]

Urge, splurge, purge – by George Monbiot

Urge, Splurge, Purge

Posted: 15 Sep 2017 02:32 AM PDT

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the collective madness it provokes, leads inexorably to environmental collapse

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th September 2017


There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, former chair […]

Today: Sanders and 15 Others Introduce a Bill in Congress to provide universal health care for all Americans

Bernie Sanders: Why We Need Medicare for All

Health care activists protesting on Capitol Hill in July. CreditAaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join […]