Logical Reasonings / 6.1.17

A. The big news of the day is that Trump announced that the U.S. will no longer be party to the Paris climate agreement, the first major international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Clearly a fan of harmful emissions, Trump gave speech about the deal that included a number of misleading statements on how unfair and ineffective the deal is. Politifact

B. Vox has a good rundown on the implications of Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement. In short, the U.S.’s capitulation on fighting climate change was going to weaken the agreement, irrespective of whether we stayed in or not. Vox

C. Meanwhile, Putin is reversing his previous stance that Russia in no way meddled with the U.S. election. Now he’s saying the hacks were the work of some “patriotically minded” Russians. NY Times

D. Back in the world of law school, the American Bar Association is considering whether to reduce the staff of the office in charge of overseeing law schools’ standards and accreditation. This comes at a time when many are criticizing the ABA for not cracking down on underperforming law schools. Law.com

E. Finally, some inspiration for your personal statement: A student got into Yale with an essay about her love of Papa Johns. Spoiler alert: She declined the acceptance, as Yale is 30 minutes away from the nearest Papa Johns. Grub Street

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