But first, even though you’ve surely already seen it:
A Texas grand jury convened by a Republican district attorney at the urging of the Republican lieutenant governor cleared Planned Parenthood . . . but indicted the folks who made the video that led to five Republican-led Congressional investigations. (Still, with the ninth Benghazi investigation underway and […]
Gail Collins had a great column about the Republican field last week, worth reading in full, from which I draw just this:
Under normal conditions, if a party was confronted with a candidate who had never held any public office, whose political activism consisted mainly of trying to prove Barack Obama was born in Africa, […]
Monday we took 13 minutes to celebrate not just the end of the Iran War but our not having had to fight it in the first place. That saved us a couple of trillion dollars. Tuesday we added quality years to our lives. Wednesday we explored the big win-for-America that is the TransPacific Partnership. And
Tom Stolze: “The world ain’t all gloom and doom — this four and a half minutes has gotta be a post for you.”
Meanwhile, back on the campaign trail . . .
Headline from the Borowitz […]
Continuing this week’s upbeat theme . . .
Monday: a 13-minute video wherein we can feel really good that our leaders (despite being “stupid, stupid”) seem to have rid Iran of its nuclear weapons capability at zero cost to the US taxpayer and zero loss of life and without radicalizing millions of people whose children we didn’t […]
Les Rosenbaum: “I just put your forthcoming book into my Amazon basket for my daughter. I’ll buy the Kindle version for myself. Now, I HIGHLY recommend a book to you: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease.”
☞ Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I bought it; […]
. . . starting today, with the stock market: It will have one of its best days of the year.
How it will do when it reopens after observing MLK’s birthday is less clear. Certainly, it could have further to fall after running up past Dow 18,000 last year from a March 2009 low of 6,500.
Today is the deadline to send in your fourth quarterly estimated tax payment (if money is due). Here are the forms and instructions. You don’t have to file it if you file your complete return by January 31.
You may have seen that Lumosity was fined $50 million last week.
“Lumosity preyed on consumers’ fears about age-related cognitive decline, suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease,” Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a written statement. “But Lumosity simply did not […]
Watch this — 3 minutes from a Japanese lab showing how we’ll soon be able to “touch” holograms — and interact with them.
What a time to be alive. “Reach out and touch someone,” indeed.
Could we please, please not screw it up? (For example: could we please elect leaders to […]
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