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Surprises in The League of Women Voters Guide

I picked up a copy of the League of Women Voters' Guide in a local store yesterday. My wife and I had voted early, however I've always found the L.W.V. Guide a valuable compendium of information about all the candidates. This particular version covered only the state-wide candidates and detailed information about two counties: Travis…
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The Passing of John McCain

The recent death of Senator John McCain brought out an astounding range of recognition, almost unparalleled for a US Senator. In an interview on CBS’s Sixty Minutes, McCain had said the ceremony should include “a couple of people that stand up and say, ‘This guy, he served his country. ‘” It was much more than…
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Climate Change Part 2: The Science Behind the Data

Part two of a three-part series. Five periods of mass extinction have been identified on our planet. Two were the result of asteroid collisions, with the more "recent" the massive impact zone centered on what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico sixty-six million years ago. The other three were caused by temperature changes, all…
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