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I Expect This Kind Of Logic From My 4-Year-Old, But From A Senator? Not So Much.

In Sen. John Kerry's confirmation hearing for secretary of state, another senator, John Barrasso, used the logic that my 4-year-old uses when he justifies doing something bad. He suggested that we can't put any rules in place to help prevent climate change because China isn't doing anything, which gives them an advantage, somehow, I guess? Kerry, instead of sending him to his room without dessert, calmly explained why that's a horrible idea.

I Expect This Kind Of Logic From My 4-Year-Old, But From A Senator? Not So Much.

At 1:00, Kerry explains the basics of investing in the future for fun and profit.


At 2:35, he talks about how profitable clean energy can be.

At 3:00, he talks about why America is currently losing.

At 3:30, he busts out some epic and horrifying facts.

And at 4:16, he tells the Senator why partisanship on this issue is insane.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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