Monthly Archives: January 2015

Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoonists Aren’t Impressed

In fact, they’re offended by all the support, as one of the cartoonists explains: “We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends.” Commenting on the global outpouring of support for the weekly, Willem scoffed: “They’ve … Continue reading

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Recidivism and the Teenager

Some careful thoughts from The New Yorker today as they compare the cases of former Governor Bob McDonnell — who received 11 two-year sentences to be served concurrently for corruption — and the strange case of Davion Blount: His two … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and the Politics of Blasphemy

After all, the best defense against bad speech isn’t good speech. It’s free speech. Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke and Manly Men

I’ve tried to like Crux, the latest experiment over at The Boston Globe to be relevant to its readers. ┬áIt bills itself as something of a public square, indeed “covering all things Catholic” is the byline. Of course, when it … Continue reading

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ESF: Wheat DNA Offers Chestnut Blight Resistance?

Good news, so it would seem: The ORNL team, in collaboration with foundation researchers led by Drs. William Powell and Chuck Maynard of ESF, used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze chestnuts from transgenic American chestnut trees-trees that were transformed with … Continue reading

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