Wiretap: The Keystone pipeline fails the ‘Keystone Principle’, of course

 
The New Yorker‘s Elizabeth Kolbert explains why delaying the Keystone XL pipeline is a cause for at least some celebration. She cites what K. C. Golden, policy director for the group Climate Solutions, calls “the Keystone Principle.” In which: “To avoid truly catastrophic climate change, the world needs to avoid new, long-term capital investments that are going to ‘lock in’ dangerous levels of carbon emissions. A project that clearly fails the Keystone Principle test is Keystone itself.” Which, she says, is why delaying Keystone is better than at least one of the obvious alternatives.

From the “smoking is good for your throat” file: The New York Times on the the tragedy of the Obamacare misinformation campaign, which is killing the uneducated and the hopelessly ideological who need health coverage. “Literally, people thought there would be chips embedded in their bodies if they signed up,” Mr. Bryant said.

Take your pick: “A Fighting Chance” or “Hard Choices.” Dan Balz looks at a tale of two book titles. Via the Washington Post.

Paul Krugman writes that the fact that Cliven Bundy is a racist just gave his conservative supporters a way out. Via the New York Times.

The media has a women problem. You can’t be surprised by that. All you have to do is look at the headlines. Via the New York Times.

Guess who can’t pass a citizenship test? That’s right. Americans. Via Vox.

How did California become a state of Leboswkis? Via the San Francisco Chronicle.

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