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Was Albert Einstein a Racist? 19.6.2018 American Prospect
Public Domain Albert Einstein in his office at the University of Berlin Albert Einstein is back in the news, but not because someone has disproved or confirmed one of his theories. The publication of Einstein’s travel diaries last week reveal that he wrote some racist things about the Chinese back in the early 1920s. The media have jumped on Einstein’s observations to undermine his reputation as a progressive, suggesting that the world-renowned physicist was a hypocrite. “Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism,” BBC News headlined its story. USA Today’s version was: “Einstein was a racist? His 1920s travel diaries contain shocking slurs against Chinese people.” Wrote Fox News: “Einstein's diaries contain shocking details of his racism.” Princeton University Press (in coordination with the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology) just published The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922–1923, translated into English for the first ...
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Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open title thanks to clutch putting 18.6.2018 Philly.com News
Koepka, who didn't touch a golf club for three months after suffering a wrist injury last November, became the seventh player in history to go back-to-back.
Parkland school shooting survivors launch tour to register young voters 16.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.
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Roots and reverence: 3 Hawaiian teenagers share hopes for a sustainable future 16.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
Unfiltered, youthful advice for corporate sustainable professionals and policy experts.
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Democrats have one-party rule in Trenton. Why can't they agree on taxes? 13.6.2018 Philly.com News
Five months into his term, Gov. Murphy has moved New Jersey sharply to the left after eight years under a Republican governor, enacting a sweeping liberal agenda that includes a pay-equity measure intended to narrow the gender wage gap, mandatory paid sick leave, automatic voter registration, financial aid for college to undocumented immigrants, and restoring Christie-era cuts to Planned Parenthood. At the same time, political observers said, Murphy, who had never before held elected office, has had a rocky start in dealing with the Legislature.
AAA has new automation leaders; Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle 13.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In this month's roundup of interesting sustainability career moves: ex-politicos go private, Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle and sustainability boards get shakeups.
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These 8 nature-based startups from around the world are going to save it 13.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And this environmental impact accelerator is going to help.
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Thousands are “Dying” Across the Country to Mark the Two Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting 13.6.2018 Mother Jones
At noon Tuesday, Capitol Hill was littered with the bodies of high school students from across the country as part of a nationwide “die-in” to protest gun violence. The demonstration occurred exactly two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed. The students lay for 12 minutes, or 720 […]
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This Democrat Received “A+” Ratings From the NRA. Today We’ll Find Out If Voters Care. 12.6.2018 Mother Jones
When Maine Democrats gathered last month for their state convention, most of the party’s gubernatorial hopefuls wanted to talk about gun control. Progressive activist Betsy Sweet outlined her specific plan of action, telling the crowd gathered at an ice rink in the city of Lewiston that she’d work to ban assault weapons and enforce universal […]
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Hands-on experience gives teachers leg up on bike safety 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Teachers had a chance to practice starts, stops, turn signals and other skills.
Civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton dies at 88 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cotton was the education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. She focused on empowering ordinary people to exercise their rights.
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Census data show Chester County's hot, South Jersey's not. Here's how towns are changing 11.6.2018 Philly.com News
The data show a sustained slow decline in South Jersey, ongoing population spikes in swaths of Chester and Montgomery Counties, and stability in Bucks and Delaware Counties.
Avik Roy: We can have universal health care without Obamacare 11.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Avik Roy is a prominent national conservative who has a proposal to replace Obamacare with a system that provides universal coverage and is fiscally sustainable over the long haul.
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Hopes and prayers, Ontario … Now, let's get back to Dr. Suzuki and the honorary degree 8.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Premier Doug Ford. You have our hopes and prayers, Ontario. Our hopes and prayers. And I'm sorry for my friends and readers in Ontario … so sorry to have gotten your hopes up by saying I thought the Ontario NDP would win. You should have known better than to listen to some guy from Alberta prognosticating about Ontario politics. As for the Tory tweeters who are gloating at me tonight, enjoy yourselves. You deserve it. (I mean that! You deserve Mr. Ford and his Progressive Conservatives in particular.) As Mr. Ford himself said just this evening, "the people of Ontario have spoken." And, boy, did they ever! And what they said, many of us will agree, was not all that smart. I know I don't have to tell you this, but it's gonna be a bad movie, and a bad movie we've already seen. So, we already basically know how it ends. OK, let's change the channel. Click! David Suzuki got his honorary degree from the University of Alberta today. It was the 30th honorary degree for the prominent Canadian environmentalist, ...
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Can We Stop Fake News? 8.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Pedestrians hold up signs that read "Very Fake News" and "Welcome Home President Trump #MAGA" as the motorcade carrying President Donald Trump makes its way towards Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida. As technology giants and news media titans wrestle with fact-checking, algorithm-tweaking, and outright lies, Americans remain susceptible to a more pernicious threat: fake news.   Fake news is just one tool in President Trump’s disinformation toolbox, one that administration officials wield, not only to discredit the news media, but also the judiciary, individual members of Congress, and the intelligence community. It’s a classic tactic that wannabe autocrats deploy to undermine democracy: consolidating power by sowing distrust in major institutions. Political commentators Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Yevgeniy Golovchenko, and Gianni Riotta took up the topic of fake news and authoritarianism at the 2018 Social Media Weekend. The June 1–2 conference was hosted by Sree Sreenivasan, a former New ...
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Sustainability Management for a Rapidly Changing World: Q&A with Erb Institute’s Terry Nelidov 8.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
In the spring of 2017, BSR spoke with a number of our members and key stakeholders about sustainability management, including what is working and what isn’t. These conversations informed the BSR report Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, which presents our blueprint for creating resilient business strategies.
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U of M board to vote on tuition increase at the Morris, Twin Cities campuses 8.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Undergraduate resident tuition would rise 1 percent in Morris and 2 percent in the Twin Cities. Tuition at the main campus would be about $13,000 a year.
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Wolves to retake Isle Royale, with a little help 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Twenty to 30 wolves will be introduced over three to five years to the isolated Lake Superior island to help control its booming moose population, the National Park Service said Thursday.
The biggest GreenBiz 30 Under 30 career moves 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Wells Fargo expands its green finance team; sustainable startups abound.
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Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two new charter schools, both with a large focus on community involvement, could open in Aurora in 2019.
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