What You Can Do About Climate Change

This would be a big mistake as we try to slow down the warming of our planet and meet our international commitments on climate change. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyOver two years, the average American driver travels a distance equal to the circumference of the earth. The average new vehicle gets only about 25 miles per gallon, which corresponds to about three-quarters of a pound of greenhouse gas emissions for each mile driven. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyAs our monthly monitoring of vehicle fuel economy shows, the average for new vehicles has increased to about 25 m.p.g. And that will make it that much harder to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet to dangerous levels.

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

Thanks for Submitting Your Résumé to This Black Hole

Subject: A Really Great Company — A Good JobDear Mr. Austin,Thank you for your interest in being a part of the team at A Really Great Company. Best,Tom Purdy, Human ResourcesA Really Great CompanyJan. 30From: Job SpotterSubject: Update: A Really Great Company Viewed Your ApplicationBrad,Your application for A Good Job at A Really Great Company was viewed by the employer. Chet ManningA Really Great CompanyFeb. 22From: Gloria LewisSubject: A Really Great Company — A Good JobHi Brad,After viewing your résumé, we’ve decided it’s not the right fit for us at this time. Gloria LewisA Really Great CompanyFeb. 27From: A Really Great Company H.R. Chet and EdwardA Really Great Company

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

Justice Springs Eternal

Sessions also saw widespread criminal justice reform victories at the state level through ballot initiatives. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe criminal justice reform movement has also begun to embrace victims and survivors of crime. But today, advocates of criminal justice reform like Lenore Anderson of the Alliance for Safety and Justice in Oakland, Calif., are challenging the assumption that crime victims necessarily want punitive outcomes. Yet improving indigent defense gets scant attention in the conversation about how to fix our criminal justice system. This question points to one more critical item on the criminal justice reform agenda.

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

The Love Letters of Manly Men

PhotoData provided by American Book Prices Current, which tracks rare book and manuscript auction results, show that, after the Lincoln letter, the highest prices paid for individual love letters are predominantly for those written by military men. And then there’s the love letter Winston Churchill wrote in 1899 to Pamela Plowden, who has been called the first great love of his life, which sold for $113,782. But sometimes peering into someone’s heart is not a selling point, as with 44 love letters written by Charles Schulz, the cartoonist who created Snoopy, that failed to sell at auction in 2012. The buyer of the Jagger-Hunt series was Anne-Marie Springer of Nyon, Switzerland, a prominent collector of love letters. She owns some 2,000, including letters written by Frédéric Chopin, Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Elvis Presley, Napoleon and Frida Kahlo.

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

U.S. vs. Nordic Health Care

Thankfully, since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrats (primarily) have stepped in to provide a collective conscience to supplant the profit motive; that collective conscience has demanded that old people have a minimum income, hence Social Security; that old people have health care, hence Medicare; that poor people should have some health care, hence Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. JOHN E. COLBERTARROYO SECO, N.M.To the Editor:Anu Partanen makes a cogent case for universal health care. TOM RYAN, TUCSONTo the Editor:Thank you for a very informative, first-person account of the differences between our slapdash corporate for-profit health care system and the Scandinavian model. As someone who has spent a lot of time in Northern Europe and has friends who work in the Swedish health care system, I found the essay spot on. So the size of a bureaucracy to support a centralized health care system in the United States would be staggeringly large.

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

Pumping Life Into the Equal Rights Amendment

PhotoThe progress of women’s equality has not exactly been swift in American history. The endorsement of the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday by the Nevada Legislature — 35 years after the congressional deadline for passage — is being read by supporters as an encouraging sign, however slow-paced. Their other argument was that women, having achieved equality in many spheres since the 1970s, no longer need the amendment for protection. vote while pointing to the stop-and-start, “bittersweet progress” of gender equality that still leaves women well short of the goal. The glacial pace of progress was familiar to the women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who died 18 years before women were allowed to vote.

March 25, 2017 18:22 UTC

Cop Accused Of Trying To Throw His Own Dog Out Inside A Trash Bag

An 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia police force is facing animal cruelty charges after prosecutors said he attempted to dispose of a live dog inside a trash bag. The dog, a young female pit bull named Cranberry, was found emaciated but still alive covered in a sheet and stuffed into a garbage bag inside a waste bin at a Philadelphia park in November, CBS Philly reports. Cranberry had a microchip ID that identified her as belonging to Officer Michael Long. Law enforcement also found that Long had a sheet they say matched the one wrapped around the dog.

March 25, 2017 18:18 UTC

Hillary Clinton had a good Plan to Fix Obamacare

It's time for Democrats to look at Hillary Clinton's plan to fix the Affordable Care Act (ACA) colloquially known as Obamacare. During the Presidential campaign Hillary Clinton presented a plan to do just that. After the Trump/Ryan bill went down to ignominious defeat Trump actually spoke to the nation for a few minutes. Democrats do understand healthcare and should develop the plan to fix Obamacare. That way work on an ACA fix could be part of the plan to build state Democratic organizations.

March 25, 2017 18:11 UTC

With his presidency off course, what will Trump learn from the health-care debacle?

That’s as true for President Trump as for other presidents who suffered early setbacks. Ultimately, the presidency is about more than signing executive orders, holding listening sessions in the White House or taking the show on the road for campaign-style rallies before boisterous crowds of devoted supporters. [The closer who couldn’t close the deal]The health-care fight highlighted one of the basic contradictions of Trump’s presidency. So Trump and Ryan will be inextricably linked for as long as both hold their offices. But what might have worked in the campaign has not worked so well from the White House so far.

March 25, 2017 18:04 UTC

Arrogate pockets $6 million with remarkable win in the Dubai World Cup

In one of the most stirring performances in recent horse racing history, Arrogate went from last to first to win the $10-million Dubai World Cup going away on Saturday at the Meydan Race Course in the United Arab Emirates. The win, worth $6 million, made him the highest earning horse in North American history at more than $17 million. Arrogate’s last two races have been worth $13 million, as the 4-year-old colt also won the $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream. Arrogate won that race with a late kick and his brilliance was affirmed. It was Baffert’s third Dubai World Cup win, following Silver Charm (1998) and Captain Steve (2001).

March 25, 2017 18:02 UTC

Mosul battle: US investigating alleged Iraqi civilian deaths

Story highlights The US military says March 17 operation hit ISIS in western MosulIraqi security forces alter tactics to protect civilians, officials say(CNN) The US military conducted airstrikes at a location in western Mosul more than a week ago where there were allegations of civilian casualties, US Central Command said Saturday. The military said it determined that warplanes struck ISIS fighters and equipment on March 17, but it's also investigating whether civilian casualties occurred. Also Saturday, Iraq's Ministry of Defense opened an investigation into an "aerial bombardment incident" that took place in the same area of the city on March 22 and 23, said Col. Laith Al-Nuaimi, a ministry spokesman. Bashar al Kiki, chairman of the Nineveh Provincial Council, told CNN Saturday that as many as 200 people were killed those days in "indiscriminate airstrikes" he blamed on Iraqi and coalition air forces in the western Mosul neighborhoods of al Jadidah, al Amel and al Yarmouk. The US Central Command report doesn't mention strikes on March 22-23.

March 25, 2017 18:01 UTC

Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

But as surgical patients are electing to keep their eyes wide open, doctor-patient protocol has not kept pace with the new practice. door: PATIENT AWAKE. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyStudies show that regional anesthesia has fewer complications than general anesthesia and is less expensive. “It is definitely catching on and creating a different kind of surgeon-patient relationship.”But many doctors view awake surgery with apprehension. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyDr. Langerman said that many surgeons do not like being observed for other reasons, too.

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

The Best Horse In The World? Arrogate Wins The $10 Million Dubai World Cup

A year ago today, Arrogate was an unraced three-year-old, nearly a month away from his first start, which took place at a small track in Southern California. Today, Arrogate stands on top of the racing world, the best in the world racing on dirt, and perhaps on any surface, and perhaps of all time in the U.S. There may not be enough superlatives to describe Arrogate’s winning performance in today’s $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. “I’m just going to ride her like Zenyatta,” said Mike Smith from the saddle after the race. Purchased for $560,000 by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms as a yearling, Arrogate has now earned more than $17 million in his eight lifetime races, including the two richest races in the world.

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

Mindy Kaling Says Yes To Dinner Date With Sen. Cory Booker After 'Dissing Newark'

This is what romance looks like in the 21st century ― and we’re all for it. It all began with a diss on Hulu’s “The Mindy Project” and ended with Mindy Kaling agreeing to go on a date with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. On Tuesday’s episode, Kaling’s character Dr. Mindy Lahiri joked that she couldn’t believe Booker showed up to her party:“Cory Booker? I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?”On Thursday, Booker tweeted at Kaling that he heard her “Mindy Project” character had dissed Newark and posted a link to a Vogue article on why it’s worth visiting. The senator made sure to keep the tweet light-hearted and was quite flirty with his use of emojis ― not to mention the fact he added “(I still ❤️ U”).

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

3 Tips for Building Employee Engagement with Remote Employees

After 14 years as a fully remote company, we’re convinced a distributed environment isn’t just good for our employees. While it’s clear that remote workers are just as productive – if not more so – than their in-office counterparts, they do experience challenges when it comes to maintaining engagement. Can teams of remote workers create and sustain the community-oriented drive that enables teams to succeed? Assemble, When PossibleIf you can afford to do so, bring your entire remote working team together at least once or twice a year. Certainly, with a remote team, such meetings would have to occur online, using tools like Google Hangouts, Skype or ReadyTalk.

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

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