Consider the place of knowledge and ideology in politics, how the open discussion of facts and ideas might throw light on complicated and difficult matters of policy and principle.
How we might find paths to healing divisions while drawing new energy from our differences. Then consider the Texas republican who says that vaccines are "sorcery", and luxuriate in the liberating insight that negotiation, compromise and debate are in fact completely useless.
When [Dr. Peter] Hotez replied that he doesn't take a dime from the vaccine industry and that as a Texas pediatrician-scientist who develops neglected disease vaccines for the world's poorest people, it is "most certainly my business," [Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford] Stickland dug in even deeper.
"Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime," tweeted Stickland. "Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It's disgusting."
Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ's release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions, which they have now done!
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would stand down as the leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, triggering a party leadership race. She will remain Prime Minister until a replacement is chosen, probably in July. The BBC: In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and […]
Lo, how the mighty have fallen.
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