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January 2014

U.S. Experimented With Nuclear Fracking

A few weeks ago, a reader wrote to me asking how we can be sure the government isn't slyly getting rid of nuclear waste by injecting it into shale rock that's been fracked for oil or gas. Jon Abel's questions will seem far-fetched to some of you,…

How Fracking Gas Rewrote The State of the Union

President Obama paid much less attention to energy and climate in last night's fifth State of the Union address than he did in the previous four, highlighting only two specific initiatives: natural-gas fueling stations and fuel-efficiency standards…

End The War On Happy New Year

My colleague and dear friend, the esteemed psychoanalyst Todd Essig, has declared war on the blessing that millions will share today: "Happy New Year!"
A happy new year is not good enough, Dr. Essig says, and he has a study to back him up. To be a…