Thursday, January 18, 2007

5 Minutes To Midnight

5 Minutes To Midnight

That Cold War icon, the Bulliten of Atomic Scientists doomsday clock, is still around has ticked forward to 11:55.

We have concluded that the dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons. The effects may be less dramatic in the short term than the destruction that could be wrought by nuclear explosions, but over the next three to four decades climate change could cause drastic harm to the habitats upon which human societies depend for survival.

Remember the End Of History back around 1991, anyone?

Cedar Rapids has a non-dramatic but interesting idea: abolishing bus fares. Just the kind of incremental, day to day change we need.

The House Dems are again unanimous on cutting student loan interest:

“I think this will help first-generation students, and working and middle class students,” Loebsack, D-Mount Vernon, said about the measure that passed the Democrat-led House on a 356-71 vote.

“I grew up in poverty and relied upon loans and grants to pay for my education,” the former Cornell College professor said in a statement. “I saw first hand the financial struggle so many students face.”

Steve King, once again, does the wrong thing.

And must see TV: Reporter asks Tony Snow "What's an appropriate way to dissent?" Snow can't answer.

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