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Wiretap: What would an ambitious climate change plan look like?

Falling short

Despite the urgency on climate change you’re hearing out of Paris, the final agreement will almost certainly fall well short of whatever is needed, leading to the question: What would an ambitious plan look like? Via The New York Times.

2 degrees

Yes, the overwhelming majority of climate scientists believe the earth is warming, but there is much debate in that community over the target of 2 degrees Celsius. Via The Wall Street Journal.

Heavy traffic

Ron Brownstein explains how the Donald could change everything we expect from Republican primaries. If Trump doesn’t fade, there will be three possible lanes to the nomination instead of the usual two: the traditional lane (Rubio, Bush, Christie, Kasich), the right lane (Cruz, Carson, Huckabee) and the Trump lane. Via The National Journal.

Anybody there?

Amy Davidson lists the GOP candidates’ responses to the Planned Parenthood killings and wonders if they realized that people might actually be listening to them. Via The New Yorker.

Rubber shortage

Ted Cruz tells an Iowa crowd that there’s no “rubber shortage in America.” And then explains how he knows. Via The New York Times.

Who’s missing?

All but one female Democratic senator turns out in support of Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser. Can you guess which one wasn’t there? Via The Washington Post.

Clinton skeptic

A longtime Clinton skeptic writes in The New Republic that he has become convinced she would do more as president for black people than Obama has.

God knows

Black pastors say they are praying about whether to possibly endorse Trump. So is it now in God’s hands? Via The Daily Beast.


Photo credit: Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall, Creative Commons, Flickr

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