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Weekly News Roundup: The Election Is Over, the Real Work Begins

Reality BaseBy Melissa LafskyNov 7, 2008 5:59 PM

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• A new administration, a new direction, and maybe—just maybe—a clean divorce between science and political ideology. • And of course, the debate has already started: Who will Obama pick to head up the EPA? • Meanwhile, we're zooming straight into a "health care perfect storm." • Which makes it all the more admirable (or crazy, or excessively symbolic) that Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Steve Kagan has elected to go without health insurance as a gesture of solidarity towards his uninsured constituents. Stay healthy, Steve! • China demands international action on climate change—let's just hope they practice what they preach. • And not to judge or anything, but videos like this one certainly don't inspire confidence. • The "net energy" debate gets serious. Is the whole thing a load of bull? We'll leave it to the experts to decide.

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