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Reconciliation

Only one link in reconciliation today, because I'm in awe of the reporting and writing that produced it and I want you all to read it. It's from Sean Flynn in GQ, and it chronicles the days before, and after, the BP oil disaster.

I'll be on Rachel Maddow's show tonight talking about climate-change politics.

By Ezra Klein  |  June 18, 2010; 6:05 PM ET
 
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have a happy worldcupwatching weekend:-)

Posted by: jkaren | June 18, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

it does inspire some awe reading what happened leading up to the "disaster".

but the us government has ceased to function. we will continue to have reports inspiring awe at what happens leading up to the next "disaster".

what we need is a reporter who will write about how we no longer have a functioning government and that we will see more "disasters" until we have a functioning government.

Posted by: VMzJxah | June 18, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Great article, Ezra.

Breaks my heart to read it, but it's a great piece of reporting.

Posted by: bsandersonkelly1 | June 18, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

the global seed vault....
a rare peek inside of one of the remarkable places on earth....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/19/global-seed-vault-nationa_n_616316.html

Posted by: jkaren | June 19, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Centigrade? Centigrade, Ezra??

"Centigrade" has not been used for official use since 1948.

1948, Ezra.

It was replaced by "Celsius". Time to bring yourself into the present, eh?

I can't wait to see what happens on International Metric Day on 10/10/10.

BTW, can you name the only three countries that do NOT use the international metric system of SI units? (The United States, Myanmar and Liberia).

Posted by: HoofHearted | June 20, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

A question...

May, 2010, statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that unemployment in right-to-work states (that is, AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IA, ID, KS, LA, MS, NC, ND, NE, NV, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY) averaged 8.4%, with a median of 8.0%, while unemployment in the union-controlled work environments of the remaining states averaged 9.0%, with a median of 8.9%.

At first glance, the data for the past decade seem to suggest that a rise in union membership in a state is a precursor of (a) higher unemployment in that state, (b) higher per-capita Medicaid payouts in that state, and (c) lower lifespan in that state: the converse appears true in right-to-work states.

Does the research desk have any useful historical data regarding unemployment rates, per-capita Medicaid spending, and average lifespan in right-to-work versus union-controlled states? Do current data suggest that a national right-to-work statute might be helpful in curbing unemployment?

Feel free to express results in Centigrade as appropriate. :)

Posted by: rmgregory | June 20, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Centigrade? Centigrade, Ezra??


just dont express large numbers in centipedes.
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/images/CentipedeMillipede/gardncnt.jpg

Posted by: jkaren | June 20, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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