Justice Sonia Sotomayor, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor


There may have never been a better public spokesperson for the United States Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor, vacationing in Alaska, was kind enough to spend a little over an hour with a packed house at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. WC attended by webcast. Over the course of more than an hour, the Justice…

Dee Vazquez, from left, helped Georgette Centelo and her grandfather Lawrence Roberts in Central, north of Baton Rouge, La., on Monday. Credit David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune, via Associated Press

Water, Water, Everywhere…


There’s a myth that warmer air holds more water. That’s just not true, although you see the claim all the time. But climate change is putting more water into the air, whatever the air’s temperature, because at higher temperatures there is more evaporation. It’s evaporation, not the water-bearing capacity of the atmosphere, that is wreaking havoc…

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Biko


Stephen Bantu Biko was an African leader under apartheid in South Africa. He founded the Black Consciousness Movement which helped empower and mobilize much of the urban black population against apartheid. After his murder while in police custody, he became a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement September ’77 Port Elizabeth weather fine It was business as usual In police room 619 Oh Biko,…