Yesterday marked the summer solstice. What better way to usher in the warm weather than with the environment, science, and health news from our other blogs?
Yours, for the low, low price of $70: Republicans estimated the cap-and-trade provision in the Waxman-Markey bill would cost each American thousands. The real price tag? About $70 per person.
The VAT came back: Kevin Drum’s glad to see value-added tax (similar to a national sales tax) back on the table as a possible way to partially fund national healthcare. Meanwhile, James Ridgeway explains why health co-ops would be a cop out.
Dubious survey of the day: That new poll that says Americans want to be able to choose between private and public plans? Meh.