Author: David Williams

The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition

The facts, research, and science behind the climate-change article that explored our planet’s worst-case scenarios. We published “The Uninhabitable Earth” on Sunday night, and the response since has been extraordinary — both in volume (it is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history) and in kind. Within hours, the article spawned a fleet of commentary across newspapers, magazines, blogs, and Twitter, much of which came from climate scientists and the journalists who cover them.

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Medicaid – Hmmm…

Medicaid is one of the two thorniest issues coming out of the ‘Repeal and Replace’ effort in Congress. (The other is a huge tax break for the wealthy. But more about that later.) Herein, a simplified (believe it or not) description of the program as it was established, as it would look in Transylvania County under the rules of the ACA, and how it will look under the Senate BCRA.

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RSS US House Activity Excerpt

  • H.R.2480
    Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.Res.106
    Denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice. (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.753
    Global Electoral Exchange Act of 2019 (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.1952
    Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019 (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.1359
    Digital GAP Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)

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  • PN372
    Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Harry Pregerson, retired. (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • S.163
    Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)