“Asking whether large solar power plants are appropriate in the Mojave desert is like wondering whether subways makes sense in New York City.”—
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger lays out a case for putting solar farms in the Mojave as part of a policy based on improving public health, boosting the economy, and avoiding the risks of the fossil economy.
“People often ask why there isn’t more coverage of Syria, Ivory Coast or Yemen. One answer is something that non-journalists sometimes don’t appreciate — the difficulty of getting visas. Yemen and Syria are completely blocking Americans. Only hope to get an Ivory Coast visa is to go to Senegal and beg its embassy there. Sad truth is we systematically undercover what we don’t get access to.”—
An Indiana prosecutor has resigned after emails reveal he suggested that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stage a “false flag” attack on himself in order to discredit unions protesting his budget repair bill that stripped most of their collective bargaining rights away, Raw Story reports. In an email dated February 19, Indiana deputy prosecutor Carlos F. Lam wrote: “If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions.”