The Daily Populous

Monday June 21st, 2021 morning edition

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Lindsey Graham is making headlines today by promising to be the latest Senator to support a “bipartisan” infrastructure deal in the Senate.

There is no reason to believe he–or any other Republicans involved in these supposed “negotiations”–is acting in good faith.

The current proposal from Sinema and Portman is so radically unacceptable as public policy that Democrats should laugh it out of the park at a single glance.

An infrastructure bill that does not squarely address the climate crisis and devote massive resources toward energy efficiency and expanded clean-energy electrification is not really a infrastructure.

From a pure actuarial perspective, the climate-related damage to the economy from failing to address these needs will be far greater than the cost of implementing them.

The moderates want to downsize the president’s ambitions, and render it maximally palatable to their friends at the Chamber of Commerce.

But let’s not pretend that Republicans are offering anything more than poison pills designed to sabotage the eventual outcome. »

In Wake of Duerson Case, 5 Questions About Football and Brain Injury

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In some ways, Duerson’s story parallels that of other former players who grappled with C.T.E., particularly with some of the symptoms.

Shown at right with his father when he was a younger man, Duerson was just 50 years old when he died.

But the fact that he self-referred himself (to have his brain examined after his death) is very significant,” McKee told us. »

42,000 pounds of missing pistachios leads to possible illegal pistachio operation

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When a pistachio company in California noticed that thousands of pounds of its main product had gone missing, it opened an investigation.

It appears that a truck driver may have been running an illegal pistachio operation out of the trucking yard.

According to the statement, the Touchstone Pistachio Company noticed that 42,000 pounds of pistachios had gone missing during a routine audit. »

Americans Are Keeping Their Cars Longer, as Vehicle Age Hits 12 Years

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It was the first time the average vehicle age rose above 12 years, according to data released Monday by research firm IHS Markit.

While the average vehicle age has risen steadily over the last 15 years, the trend accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic partly because of a drop in new-car sales, IHS said.

“That has extended the life cycle of the vehicle and created value for more buyers up and down the chain,” Mr. Campau. »