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New Nuke Plant Cancelled, Obama Blunders on Climate Change; New Griffin Book Challenges Cass Sunstein; Chew Reviews Facebook Movie

Michael Marriotte comments on cancellation of new nuke plant and The New Yorker’s report on failed climate change legislation; Tod Fletcher subs for David Ray Griffin on DRG’s shredding of White House advisor Cass Sunstein’s attack on 9/11 truth advocates; and Gary Chew reviews The Social Network. Marriotte is executive director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and reports on Constellation Energy’s decision to cancel construction of a new nuke reactor at Calvert Cliffs, near Washington, DC, despite massive federal loan guarantees and a reduction in the required “down payment”. We widen the discussion to Obama’s giveaways on nuclear power, and Ryan Lizza’s must-readarticle in The New Yorker on the ways the administration bungled the water-down legislation on climate change proposed by Senators Kerry, Lieberman and Graham. At 31:27, researcher Tod Fletcher subs for Dr. David Ray Griffin, who is recovering from surgery and complications due to a staph infection he got in the hospital. Griffin’s new book, Cognitive Infiltration systematically shreds the specious arguments advanced by White House advisor Cass Sunstein on the best ways to undermine the 9/11 truth movement without disproving its main contentions. Sunstein, former law professor at Harvard and Chicago, released a document in early 2009 calling for infiltration of the movement as a way of discrediting its many credible challenges to the official story. One of Griffin’s strongest arguments is a call for a televised public debate on the issues. At 1:09:12, Gary Chew reviews the new movie about Facebook, The Social Network.