Saturdays, when fewer eyeballs see the paper, The New York Times likes to publish its most extreme ventures into social unreality. Last week's prank was the story at the top of page one that declared:#WontBeErased: Transgender People and Allies Mobilize Against Trump Administration Proposal. (The accompanying photo featured a rainbow flag, of course, denoting that there was a pot-of-gold awaiting true believers.) This was a response to a Trump administration policy memo calling for "strict definition of gender based on a person's genitalia at birth," The Times said. The dishonesty at work here ought to impress those observing the slow-motion collapse of culture... [Read More]
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On Oct. 8 the scientists' report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out. To summarize, it said governments around the world need to act quickly to reduce the burning of fossil fuels in order to have a liveable planet. In that same week the Nobel Prize was awarded to an economist who has said for 30 years that a global tax on carbon is necessary in order to turn us away... [Read More]