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Today, President Trump will give a major speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The linked article gives some interesting background on the event (Forum membership alone costs over $52,000; event tickets can add another $19,000; and I bet that doesn’t even include your nachos and Dr. Pepper).

The Cuckoo clock

January 26, 2018

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of its “Doomsday Clock” forward 30 seconds, putting it at 2 minutes to midnight, the nearest to nuclear Armageddon that it’s been since its creation in 1947. There can be only one response to such an alarming development: “What a load of hooey!”

The use of hormone drugs

January 25, 2018

It’s always baffled me how politics can override medical common sense. For instance, giving a minor a Tylenol without parental permission can get a school nurse fired, but it’s okay to arrange an abortion for that same minor without even telling her parents.
The Supreme Court has granted the Trump Administration’s request to bypass the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (and save the SCOTUS the trouble of overruling them again) and hear a direct appeal of a lower court judge who ruled that the government has to keep processing DACA applications, even though Trump has rescinded that program.