It seems the White House did not intentionally edit out a key couple of seconds of the Putin-Trump Helsinki news conference, as many understandably assumed (given that those seconds were, unquestionably, missing).
I never knew Dick Leitsch, a Kentucky boy turned New Yorker, who died last month. But what courage it must have taken to be openly gay back in the Fifties — even in New York — when he first began advocating for equal rights. (A New York Times headline describing his work at the time: “3 DEVIATES […]
“There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him.” (Thanks, Mel!)
Once few jobs are truly “necessary” and a Universal Basic Income scheme is deployed so all can enjoy the fruits of the technology that has rendered them obsolete (and everything is powered “virtually free” […]
“Mr. Trump likes to call anyone who disagrees with him ‘fake news.’” writes the White House stenographer who quit after five years because she couldn’t stomach working for a liar. “But if he’s really the victim of so much inaccurate reporting, why is he so averse to having the facts recorded and transcribed?” […]
Jim Burt writes . . .
Let’s assume for a moment that “Christian” teaching and notions of morality track the teachings of Jesus as reported in the gospels. Namely, that the corporal acts of mercy, feeding the hungry, nursing the sick, visiting the imprisoned, clothing the naked, etc., are both sufficient and necessary […]
I just signed up to grow my own vegetables.
“Hey — I love this pitch,” I wrote my microbiome Ph.D. genius pal Matt Wipperman, “but I’m curious to know what you think. Could it possibly be true that lettuce loses 90% of its nutritive value within 24 hours of being picked?”
He checked out the pitch […]
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Of less interest — except to me — Farnborough’s official 5-minute video recap of last week’s biennial air show. There are something like 1,400 exhibitors at the show, but once the camera takes you past the giant Boeing sign […]
If you attended the biennial Farnborough Airshow this week, here’s what you saw at WheelTug’s double-decker stand. One feature: a cockpit simulator pilots can sit in, driving the adjacent scale-model aircraft.
WheelTug now has north of 20 […]
And now there’s an e-cigarette crisis. Three million adolescents addicted to nicotine. Listen to these teenagers. Eight minutes on Nightline.
I’m guessing you saw and read President Obama’s speech Tuesday, shortly after he delivered it in South Africa. If not, here it is. Dignity, decency, humility, and hope.
We are a deeply stupid country, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post. Just ask our “very stable genius” president. Laugh through the tears of our national emergency.
Writes George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum in the Atlantic:
. . . The reasons for Trump’s striking behavior—whether he was bribed or blackmailed or something else—remain to […]
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