Clarence Thomas and Diane Feinstein Are Manifesting Selfishness in Different Ways; Also, Turning CO2 into Useful Materials

Seeing that the America system needs its public officials to restrain their selfish impulses to work well, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how the recently revealed conduct of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and the circumstances surrounding California Senator Diane Feinstein look more like public servants putting themselves first (01:49).  The guys also take a look at research that is underway that is aiming to further develop an enzyme that can pull carbon dioxide in the atmosphere out of the air and turn it into useful products (38:53).

Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire (ProPublica)

Durbin invites Chief Justice John Roberts to testify on Supreme Court ethics before a Senate committee (CNN)

Justice Thomas gifts scandal highlights ‘double standard’ for ethics in government (NPR)

Sen. Wyden asks billionaire Harlan Crow for list of gifts to Supreme Court Justice Thomas (CNBC)

Justice Thomas Says He was Advised Lavish Gifts Didn’t Need to be Reported (NY Times)

Dianne Feinstein: Why some Democrats want one of their own to resign (BBC)

It’s Time for Dianne Feinstein to Resign (Vanity Fair)

Crafting a Superstar Enzyme that turns CO2 Emissions into Useful Products (