Yesterday, the Trump transition team suggested some $10.5 trillion in budget cuts, including (but not limited to, according to the National Priorities Project): National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Fossil Energy… …as well as cuts to the Departments of Energy, State, Justice, …
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Who do you trust?
About three-quarters of Americans trust the military and they trust scientists to do the right thing, according to a new Pew poll. Sadly, the media and elected officials — and religious leaders — don’t fare so well. And thanks, Leftover, for the link.
Guns don’t kill people. Toddlers with guns do.
People are getting shot by toddlers on a weekly basis, according to Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post. A toddler shoots his mother at a Walmart, which only recently stopped selling certain kinds of military-type weaponry. A toddler shoots his grandmother in a car. A toddler shoots himself, in the leg, after he finds a gun …
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What does it mean to have an Islamist as head of Egypt?
The Muslim Brotherhood‘s Mohamed Morsi was named the president of Egypt on Sunday. When his name was announced, Tahrir Square — site of so many democratic demonstrations — went wild. Egyptians were concerned that the military would not recognize a democratically-elected president. Morsi, who was educated in part in the U.S., is the first modern-day …
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