Some of the state’s biggest employers objected to the restrictions passed by the GOP-controlled legislature. Abortion rights activists made plans to arrange alternative locations for women seeking procedures, and Democratic leaders strategized ways to amend or repeal the law.
Let’s put aside the brain-boggling size and possible infinitude of the universe for one moment. The successful launch, deployment and early scientific returns from the Webb are a big deal in astronomy. But make no mistake: The universe is not about to reveal all its secrets.
As the warming atmosphere fuels once-unthinkable amounts of rain in single bursts, the problem of so much water arriving so quickly is posing serious challenges in a nation where the built environment is outdated and increasingly outmatched.