Author: Erik Loomis

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Scioscia!

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On October 25, 2011
The resounding success of Mike Napoli after years of Mike Scioscia trying his best not to use him and them dumping him for nothing has finally put a dent into the idea that Scioscia is a brilliant manager. Scioscia finally spoke about it today and used a classic line: “Mike had to work on stuff […]

Moore and Stewart

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On October 25, 2011

One doesn’t usually look to Pop Matters for political essays, but this piece praising Michael Moore and lambasting Jon Stewart is interesting. Michael Moore is one of the few heroes of contempor

Last weekend, while I was in Oakland, I wandered over to Occupy Oakland for a bit. They had an interesting sort of public history exhibit. Someone had strung up a wire between two poles where people could attach notes about Oakland’s radical history. There were 12-15 pieces of paper attached. Some were fairly obvious such […]
Cara Pike at Climate Access has a good run-down of the reasons, outside of the broken legislative process which I think is a relatively small problem in dealing with climate change, why the United States is such a laggard nation in fighting global warming. In brief: 1. Unprecedented risk–we don’t see it every day but […]

Malaria Vaccination

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On October 19, 2011

In an incredibly great piece of public health news, researchers are getting very close to developing a vaccination against malaria. The first study showed the risk of malaria cut in half across seven

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