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Nobody Knows Anything

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On January 23, 2020
After discussing the oppo that might be dumped should Bernie be the nominee, Paul Waldman concludes: There’s no doubt that Republicans would try to make that case, that Sanders is a crazy radical who would turn America into a communist hellscape where we will all have our property expropriated and be forced to stand on […]
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The Cartels and the Forests

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On January 23, 2020
We think of the Mexican cartels as being about drugs, and of course they are, but like any organized crime gang, they are going to get their hooks into anything they can. That includes illegal timber. Meanwhile, the monarch butterfly spends its winter in Mexico, in valuable forests that the cartels want. There are some […]
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Burn in hell. Asked about Thunberg’s call to divest from fossil fuels, Mnuchin told a news briefing: “Is she the chief economist? I’m confused … After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.” Mnuchin’s quip came two days after Trump and Thunberg sparred indirectly at the […]
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This is the grave of Russell Train. Born in 1920 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Train grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was Admiral Charles Russell Train, who was usually gone on assignment. When Admiral Train was around, he was Hoover’s naval advisor and therefore his son grew up in the Washington Republican elite of […]
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