Productivity is dangerous

My personal rule is that if you aren’t quite certain that a certain action will be good for you and the world, you shouldn’t do it. Do nothing, which is likely to be pleasant and unlikely to hurt anyone.

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Gloomy Brexit forecasts for UK are coming true, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has strongly defended its gloomy forecasts for the UK after Brexit, saying pre-referendum warnings of slower growth were coming true.

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The Senate’s Russia Investigation Is Now Looking Into Jill Stein

The top congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has set its sights on the Green Party and its nominee, Jill Stein. Dennis Trainor Jr.

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Democratic poll shows tax bill hurts GOP incumbents

The poll of more than 12,000 voters in 20 House districts and Nevada, a Senate battleground, showed that approval ratings dropped by an average of three points after voters were exposed to a $2 million digital advertising campaign against the tax bill.

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The mounting attacks on Mueller are misguided and dangerous

When I worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington in the 1990s, I was part of the team pursuing the corruption prosecution of Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski.

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Climate Change Could Be Good for Chocolate (Flavor)

Weather affects how a plant grows (obviously); if things get too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, those tomatoes in your backyard will inevitably die. But teasing out how weather affects the flavors in a plant is trickier: The variables are more subtle, the sweet spot tougher to identify.

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