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Nuclear Reg Chief Chided for Misleading Colleagues

Perhaps Robert Zubrin was ahead of the curve. The AP reports:

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was unprofessional and “wrong” as he repeatedly misled fellow commissioners about his efforts to stop work on a disputed dump for high-level radioactive waste, an agency watchdog said Tuesday.

Inspector General Hubert T. Bell told Congress that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko manipulated the panel’s four other commissioners by selectively withholding information on a crucial safety review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada. Jaczko’s actions allowed him to shut down the review last year without a vote of the full commission.

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New England Journal of Medicine Pushes Reparations

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Three Cheers for the Quiet Ones

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The Supreme Court Got Church Restrictions Right

Andrew Cuomo thinks he can limit the capacity of churches and synagogues to ten people in areas besieged by COVID-19 -- while other, more “essential” activities face no limit at all. The Supreme Court quite rightly disagrees. Legally, the Court’s recent decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. ... Read More

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Now in its fourth year, Netflix’s The Crown is pleasing to a very specific sensibility: mine. The way I imagine an eighth grader gets excited by, say, Star-Lord zapping an alien was my reaction at the end of season four, episode two (“The Balmoral Test”). “What an unspeakable cabal of wets,” I shouted ... Read More