Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

by Michael C. Purdy,  ScienceDaily

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Continue reading

Army says Jade Helm’s a training op coming to Texas this summer. Internet says it’s a takeover!

Robert Wilonsky,  The Dallas Morning News

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command has an upcoming training exercise so covert … there was a press release about it two days ago?

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Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

, The NY Times

As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed amid a relatively clear sky, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in. Continue reading

The Fallout of Workers’ Comp ‘Reforms’: 5 Tales of Harm

by Michael Grabell,  ProPublica

An investigation by ProPublica and NPR earlier this month detailed how states across the nation have been dismantling their workers’ compensation systems, with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer serious injuries at work each year. Continue reading

Warren Buffett Is Bad for Your Health

by Kyle Stock,  Bloomberg

Warren Buffett knows you are weak. Even if you hit the gym regularly and are demonstrate Buffett-esque discipline with your investments, sooner or later you’re going gulp down a sugary soda and put your money into mac-and-cheese with a bright orange hue. Continue reading

Rand Paul Draws Liberal Fire As The Left Discovers Its Inner Love Of The Fed, Part Two

by Ralph Benko,  Forbes

Sen. Rand Paul is drawing liberal fire from many left wing commentators, now including Prof. Paul Krugman.  Many of the criticisms are badly off base. Continue reading

Rand Paul Draws Liberal Fire As The Left Discovers Its Inner Love Of The Fed, Part One

by Ralph Benko, Forbes

The New Republic, in its February 8th issue, carries an article by Danny Vinik entitled Rand Paul Has the Most Dangerous Economic Views of Any 2016 CandidateIt appears that TNR’s fact checkers decamped along with its top journalists. Continue reading

Meet the honor brigade, an organized campaign to silence debate on Islam

,  The Washington Post

“You have shamed the community,” a fellow Muslim in Morgantown, W.Va., said to me as we sat in a Panera Bread in 2004. “Stop writing.” Continue reading

Why the left hates this man: Rahm Emanuel’s sins against the progressive movement

by Heather Digby Parton,  Salon

Despite the beltway’s belief in the Tea Party as fearsome giant slayers who terrify the otherwise sensible Republican grown-ups to such an extent they dare not defy them, the truth isn’t quite as dramatic as all that. Continue reading

This Bad-Boy Geneticist Wants to Clone a Mammoth

by Nick Stockton, Wired

Hwang Woo-Suk is the bad boy of genetics. He’s most famous for falsely claiming to have cloned human stem cells. Continue reading