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Five Things You Need to Read Today

Editor’s Note: I was very pleased to see my recent article, “Why I Don’t ‘Believe’ in Science,” picked up by Judith Curry, a distinguished atmospheric scientist who is skeptical of global warming—exactly the sort of person to whom I want to offer this kind of intellectual ammunition. Her own comments are also very worthwhile, so check it out.—RWT

1. The Authoritarian Without Authority

The latest Trump administration drama—and the one constant of the Trump administration is that there will always be drama—is the shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security.

The change of personnel is less important than the reason it’s happening. Basically, Donald Trump is firing people because they won’t satisfy his mania for exercising unilateral executive power on immigration.

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