New Republic

Is Coal Waste Leaching Into America’s Drinking Water?


At more than 70 sites across the country, toxins like arsenic, mercury, and radium are leaching into groundwater from pond-like storage pits filled with the sludgy leftovers of coal burning.
via Is Coal Waste Leaching Into America’s Drinking Water?
From The New Republic. One of Trump’s 1st acts was to end monitoring of coal ash and allow coal companies to discard it into lakes and streams. We now see coal ash poisoning our drinking water.

Paul Krugman is now accusing Bernie Sanders of “deep voodoo” economics.

Paul Krugman is now accusing Bernie Sanders of “deep voodoo” economics.:

Krugman’s right of course. But the best comment is here:

One of the signatories of the letter, Austan Goolsbee, has also taken Sanders to task for claiming that revenue under his single-payer health plan would match the projected addition, by critics’ estimates, of some $2 trillion to $3 trillion to the deficit every year. He told the Times that Sanders’s “puppies and rainbows” agenda had “evolved into magic flying puppies with winning Lotto tickets tied to their collars.”

To actually pay for Sander’s plans, you’ll need to raise taxes on everyone making over 80k. Not just the top 0.1% as he suggested. Math may have a liberal bias, but it doesn’t have a Bernie Bro bias.