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Comment: Switch from gas to electric isn’t cheap, but it saves
There’s a huge cost to replacing infrastructure, but in time electricity’s efficiency pays for it self and more.
Comment: E-bikes intensifying the battles among trail users
E-bikes have opened the backcountry to more people, increasing the friction among users that already existed.
Comment: With GOP split on clean energy, Democrats should act
Democrats must take the case for renewable energy to red states where the IRA’s gains could be reversed.
Comment: It’s not faith but policy that drives evangelical voters
It’s why ‘born again’ Christian voters so easily jumped from backing Carter to Reagan to Trump.
Comment: Housing shouldn’t come at cost of city zoning control
HB 1110 could result in more gentrification than providing a greater supply of the housing we need.
Comment: Justice requires change in how we view juveniles’ pasts
Former county prosecutor backs legislation to end use of juvenile records in adult sentencing.
Comment: Until Ukrainians say so, now not time for peace talks
A negotiated ‘peace’ provides no guarantee that Putin won’t rebuild for a later attempt at taking Ukraine.
Fact Check: No, Nikki Haley; foreign aid doesn’t go to U.S. enemies
Much of U.S. foreign aid supports U.S. jobs and aids groups who are working against our enemies.
Comment: A past in prison shouldn’t prevent citizens from voting
It’s a fundamental right, and worries that it would benefit any candidate or party are unfounded.
Comment: Poor Americans are losing out in the culture war
With the debate moved to divisive social issues, low-income white voters are siding against their own interests.
Comment: Why it’s not OK for a poll to ask if, ‘it’s OK to be white’
The phrase’s origin stems from white supremacist trolling, and the poll’s accuracy is questionable.
Comment: ‘Peak fossil fuel emissions’ doesn’t mean we’ve won yet
Reducing emissions from fuels is key, but we’ve got other emission sources that have to be addressed.
Comment: Quakes are inevitable; huge death tolls are not
What we can’t predict, we can prepare for. That requires a dedicated effort to seismic strengthening.
Comment: Scott Adams and right-wing claim of white victimhood
Using a questionable poll on race, Dilbert’s creator justifies and takes advantage of racist views.
Comment: Trump weakened safety rules; none tied to train wreck
None of the regulations that Trump rolled back appear to have played a role in the Ohio train derailment.
Comment: Jimmy Carter has one last lesson to teach his country
In sharing his entry into hospice care, Carter has us consider the meaning of a good life and its end.
Comment: Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are too nice for the base
Both have great background stories and conservative values, but they play too well with others.
Comment: Ohio train wreck can’t yet be dismissed as a one-off
A preliminary NTSB report is only four pages long. It will take much longer to outline proper fixes.
Comment: What it will take to get flight to a net-zero future
Sustainable aviation fuels will cut carbon emissions but aviation will still rely on carbon offsets.