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Political Analysis that Seems to Make Sense

From recent Washington Post posts Raw tensions over race and gender shape midterms, reflecting schism in Trump era The National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad on Sept. 12 about Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado. (National Republican Congressional Committee) By … Continue reading

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As Coral Reefs Die . . .

An important article from the Washington Post: <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/20/as-coral-reefs-die-huge-swaths-of-the-ocean-floor-are-vanishing-with-them/?utm_term=.f5d3a0d92067&gt; Energy and Environment As coral reefs die, huge swaths of the seafloor are deteriorating along with them By Chris Mooney April 20 at 9:00 AM This Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck … Continue reading

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Super Heroes, Super Buddies

Coincidentally, the following opinion piece by Alexandra Petri in this morning’s Washington Post provide a good extended caption for the Super Heroes photo above, from yesterday’s Post . . . . . ComPost  Opinion  Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon: A love … Continue reading

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Summary of McMaster’s Vietnam Thesis

from the on-line PowerPost feature by James Hohman, 21 February 2017. There is a separate version of this text, linking to five questions about how McMaster will likely relate to Trump and the inner core of the White House, on … Continue reading

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Key Element in the Health Care Debate

[For years I’ve maintained that until we get transparency in pricing for health services, we will never begin to solve the access/insurance dilemma. As discussed in this “Wonkblog” article from the Washington Post by Max Ehrenfreund, as a result of … Continue reading

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Fareed Zakaria: Why Russia Promoted Militarized Information in Response to the Arab Spring

from today’s Washington Post OpEd section. [Analyses like this from Zakaria are essential to understanding US foreign relations.] We know what Russia did. But what we really need to understand is why.   Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: Craftsmanship in the 21st Century

alternative title: Plastic siding. . .

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Story About Reef Restoration in San Andres (Colombia) After Hurricane Matthew

from El Isleño <http://www.elisleño.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12195:acciones-de-choque-y-sanadoras-en-little-reef&catid=41:ambiental&Itemid=83&gt; Acciones de choque y sanadoras en Little Reef Miércoles, 19 de Octubre de 2016 04:19 Jorge Sánchez Un grupo de buzos compuesto por personal de la corporación Coralina, jóvenes buzos de colegios de la isla, empresa … Continue reading

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Eastern Caribbean Whales: Conservation as Cultural Preservation

[An extraordinary essay by Shane Gero, the co-founder of the Dominica Sperm Whale Project, about the cultures of whales, specifically those in the Eastern Caribbean Clan. This essay and the background research more extensively reported in PLOS One, are powerful … Continue reading

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HUMAN HEALTH RISKS OF EATING SEA TURTLE EGGS

from a notice from the Sea Turtle list based on this Smithsonian blog . . . http://insider.si.edu/2016/09/human-health-risks-of-eating-sea-turtle-eggs-could-benefit-species/ HUMAN HEALTH RISKS OF EATING SEA TURTLE EGGS COULD BENEFIT SPECIES BY, KIMBRA CUTLIP 9/2/16, SMITHSONIAN BLOG According to a new study, eating … Continue reading

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