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Flake News…. Republican Jeff Flake, announcing his retirement from the Senate, declares “I will not be complicit”

While I certainly respect and appreciate what Arizona Senator Jeff Flake had to say this afternoon about Donald Trump’s “reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior,” and the need for members of Congress to stand up against him, I think it would have carried significantly more weight had he said it several months ago. Trump’s “reckless, outrageous […]

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To what depths will the Republican presidential hopefuls go to attract the votes of the paranoid, racist and criminally uninformed away from Donald Trump?

I’m not sure if it was done for pure entertainment value, but the fact that the Republican National Committee made the decision to cap the number of participants in their first televised debate at 10 has resulted in some of the craziest shit I have ever seen. Apparently, when 17 candidates compete for just 10 […]

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson blinding Bob Lutz with the incontrovertible truth of science

Everyone’s favorite super cool scientist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, had what I found to be an interesting exchange with GM’s former chairman, Bob Lutz, on Bill Maher’s program a couple of days ago. The ball got rolling when Lutz, who, as you’ll recall, was quoted in 2004 as saying that global warming was “a total crock […]

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On the optimism and pity of the non-Americans passing us by

My friend Pete and I eat lunch together a few times a month. Pete, who’s an academic, tells me of his travels to fascinating places like Malawi and Sweden, where he’s either conducting field research on the spread of parasitic diseases, or sharing his findings with leaders in the field of world health, and I […]

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So, shall we vote for Santorum tomorrow in the Republican primary?

A week or so ago, when discussing the Michigan Republican primary, some of you indicated that you intended to cross party lines in oder to vote for Rick Santorum. And, now that we’re just a few hours away, I’m wondering if any of you have had a change of heart. Personally, I don’t think that […]

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