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1) The big banks get bigger.

2) Global warming deniers mount their counter-attack.

3) Why the Senate is confused about the public option.

4) Alec McGillis reports from MedPAC's annual meeting.

5) I've long thought Pasta Mia is a sham.

6) The potential tragedy of health-care reform in one act.

Today felt longer than most days, which is an excellent reason to post a video of a tiny little child playing 'I'm Yours' on the ukulele.

By Ezra Klein  |  December 10, 2009; 6:24 PM ET
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People who advocate various policies to mitigate climate change routinely question the competence, honesty, and motivation of anybody who questions any part of the catechism. Just look at the comments in the post Ezra linked - one ad hominem after another.
So now when some climate scientists are caught behaving unprofessionally they're shocked and dismayed when people make an issue of it? The unprofessional behavior doesn't change the substance of the issue. Nevertheless, if you set a standard, you need to be prepared to be held to it yourself.

Posted by: tl_houston | December 11, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Actually, this is global warming _believers_ mounting their counterattack. As the recent Rasmussen survey shows, deniers are doing great. And if believers want to get things back on track, this kind of partisan ad hominem screed is just the way not to do it. We need more science, not less.
Read my lips: Global warming believers have to welcome Steve McIntyre. They have to say, Please, go over our data and analysis. If it's good, fine. If there are issues, we want to know about it. Thank you so much for finding some errors in the past; science is only stronger for it.
Every post and article that insults and mocks the opposition weakens the average American's trust in the consensus. You guys are your own worst enemy.

Posted by: MikeR4 | December 11, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

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