“In other words, imagine that the worst droughts of the 20th century — the Dust Bowl of the 1930s or the drought during the 1950s — persisted for 30 years, said Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric scientists at Cornell University.
PBS NewsHour has reported on the drought raging through the American Southwest, California and the Great Plains. The ongoing drought has already strained agriculture and forced municipalities to restrict their water usage.
According the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of the American West has been in a drought for 11 of the past 14 years. NASA estimates that 64 million people are directly affected by drought conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains.”
― Rebecca Jacobson (PBS)
“The union has been negotiating for a new contract since May, and is currently working under the terms of a contract that expired in July. It has not threatened to strike.
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents 72 companies including shipping lines, port terminal operators and the companies that load and unload ships, says it has made a lucrative offer to the union which would raise salaries by 14% over five years, on top of current average full-time wages of $147,000 per year.
The union says a shutdown is unnecessary, and that the two sides are close to an agreement.”
― Chris Isidore (CNN Money)
“I believe, in general, that liberals are not actually tolerant. Liberals tolerate only what they what want to tolerate. They tolerate things they agree with—which, of course, isn’t tolerance. Tolerance is about accepting the often-difficult differences between you and someone you strongly disagree with, and respecting that person’s right to an opposing point of view. Obviously, that’s not liberalism. This could be demonstrated multiple ways, but consider two salient examples pervasive in daily headlines: liberals’ behavior regarding same-sex marriage and abortion.”
― Dr. Paul Kengor (Campus Reform)
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