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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Trump admin is committing human rights abuses in our own country. I sent a letter asking the UN to send observers to investigate the unconscionable separation of families at the border. These detentions are a violation of everything we should stand for. Read my letter ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/zkewC5fSkX— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Yes, This Is Who We Are. Yes, It Has Always Been Who We Are. No, It Doesn't Have To Be Who We Are. Yes, Let's Be Much Better Than We Have Been
Why can't people just say "this is America but it doesn't have to be."— #Prisonculture (@prisonculture) June 17, 2018
When I see that sort of pearl clutching I’ve been sharing this. Time to start changing who we actually are as a nation. pic.twitter.com/XmFnJKHN9b— Sharyn Morrow (@massdistraction) June 17, 2018
“Concentration camp” is a top dictionary lookup on Father’s Day 2018. https://t.co/NqoDda98ZQ— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) June 17, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
“I wouldn’t want to see homosexuals teaching school anymore than I’d want to see members of the American Nazi Party teaching school.” -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), quoted by the Salt Lake Tribune in 1977.
“No one should ever feel less because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. LGBT youth deserve our unwavering love and support. They deserve our validation and the assurance that not only is there a place for them in this society, but that it is far better off because of them. These young people need us—and we desperately need them. We need their light to illuminate the richness and diversity of God’s creations. We need the grace, beauty and brilliance they bring to the world.” -- Hatch, quoted by the Washington Post, in a speech yesterday honoring Pride Month.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Friday, June 08, 2018
Scientists at the Canadian company Carbon Engineering have moved carbon-capture technology one step closer from pipe dream to viable solution. The company has developed technology at its plant in British Columbia that can both remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into carbon-neutral fuels, suggesting such technology could be a meaningful part of the fight against climate change. In a paper published Thursday in Joule, they estimated the costs of scaling up their operation to be $94 to $232 per ton of carbon dioxide captured. This is much cheaper, and more feasible, than some theoretical estimates that have put the costs of scaling up carbon capture technology at $1,000 per ton of carbon dioxide... The paper claims to be the first to provide a cost estimate for a carbon-capture system that is both based on technology commonly used in commercial engineering and described in enough detail that readers can adequately assess the results for themselves... The technology works by sucking air into cooling tower-like structures with fans. The acidic carbon dioxide is attracted to an alkaline liquid within the towers that is then taken into the factory where acid and base are separated. The carbon-dioxide containing liquid is frozen and then reheated into a slurry that is combined with hydrogen to make liquid fuels... [T]he technology could help the transportation sector, responsible for around 20 percent of carbon dioxide emissions, transfer over to renewable energy and fuel.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Keep it simple, folks.— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 7, 2018
Let's not get lost in endless rabbit warrens about what Dems should and should not say about Trump.
Let's not overreact to the poll fluctuations.
Trump is deeply unpopular and corrupt, and voters want a check on that:https://t.co/HoOmCJCQUg pic.twitter.com/7Jk4OyoCz9
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
New Quinnipiac poll:— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 6, 2018
Dems lead by seven in generic House ballot matchup, 47-40.
Among independents: 44-35.
Trump approval: 40.
Strong disapproval: 44
Strong approval: 29.
Intensity of disapproval is still there.https://t.co/T3UEEh7o8u