1) Mitt Romney on the cause of climate change:
This past June (less than five months ago): “I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that”
A few days ago: “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.”
He’s not even making this difficult…
2) Democrats offer $3 Trillion deficit reduction plan. Republicans say “No way!” Which Party is serious about deficit reduction?
3) Congratulations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on being rated the #1 most energy efficient state. (It should be noted that the top ten energy efficient states are all blue states, and the bottom ten are almost all red states.)
4) Holy cow, Elizabeth Warren packed the room in Framingham. Call the Fire Marshall! That building is bursting at the seams with grassroots supporters!
5) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last month: “If I thought that Catholic doctrine held the death penalty to be immoral, I would resign.” So, um, any day now, Justice Scalia. (Kinda reminds me of when anti-tort Robert Bork all of a sudden supported personal injury lawsuits when he tripped on a couple stairs. So utterly hypocritical.)
6) Is it shocking to anybody that it qualifies as big news when a top tier Republican Presidential candidate is actually willing to attend a debate?
7) Conservative thought leader George Will suggests that Mitt Romney is devoid of political philosophy and then calls him the Republican Michael Dukakis.
8) Just another friendly reminder that the U.S. tax burden is at its lowest level in over half a century.
9) To any Republican candidate misleadingly soapboxing on regulations under the Obama Administration, you might want to check the facts: “Obama’s White House has approved fewer regulations than his predecessor George W. Bush at this same point in their tenures, and the estimated costs of those rules haven’t reached the annual peak set in fiscal 1992 under Bush’s father, according to government data reviewed by Bloomberg News.”
10) More tremendous breakthroughs from the Boston biotech community. Truly amazing stuff. A collective thanks to the brilliant minds behind these breakthroughs, as well as the leaders who put resources behind this life-saving research.