Smart Links 31 July 2012
Commentary on the conversion of a climate change skeptic, bumbling Mitt, California’s bankrupt cities, and why Winston Churchill thought Canada could be a country of 100 million people.
A lot of science can go a little way. (Hat Tip – Impolitical)
New York Times – The Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic
Call me a converted skeptic.
Mitt Romney is not ready.
Financial Times -- Why the UK was right on Romney
Thank goodness for Mitt Romney that Britain is not America’s 51st state.
New Yorker -- An American Abroad
The humid lull between the party primaries and the party conventions is the traditional moment for a Presidential challenger to peacock abroad as a prospective Commander-in-Chief.
Los Angeles Times -- Saving California's struggling cities
The state has used receivership for some troubled public agencies, appointing a professional manager to restore fiscal solvency. It could work for municipalities too.
The case for a big Canada. 100 Million Canadians.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
What would Canada look like with a population of 100 million? Irvin Studin thinks a more populous Canada could be a world power and have much more influence in global affairs.
Global Brief -- Irvin Studin: Canada, Population 100 Million
At 100 million people, three times its current population, Canada is among the most consequential countries on Earth.
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