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Mandates not good policy for Oregonians


January 15, 2020

By Sen. Dennis Linthicum

A recent Wall Street Journal book review, “When the Earth Had Two Moons,” by Erik Asphaug, starts with:

“If you visited the surface of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, you wouldn’t recognize it. The newly formed planet was still cooling from its recent coagulation. There was a hot rocky surface (probably; we don’t know for sure), volcanoes (again, probably) and a steamy atmosphere (maybe). It seems unlikely that even the smallest thing resembling life was yet present, though, really, we don’t know. … We can be forgiven for not knowing what the surface...

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