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“So there’s a Russian joke, ‘We thought we had hit rock bottom but then someone knocked from below.’”
— Masha Gessen

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‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood – The New York Times

“Mr. Perry, who once called for the elimination of the Energy Department, will begin the confirmation process Thursday with a hearing before the Senate Energy Committee. If approved by the Senate, he will take over from a secretary, Ernest J. Moniz, who was chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics department and directed the linear accelerator at M.I.T.’s Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Before Mr. Moniz, the job belonged to Steven Chu, a physicist who won a Nobel Prize.”

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