Cognitive Deficit: How Budget Cuts Could Prevent Scientific Breakthroughs
“The Higgs boson isn’t just one missed opportunity – it represents how much the U.S. stands to lose if we don’t give our scientists the support they need. The Congress of the early ’90s might have pulled the plug on a $10 billion particle accelerator, but it’s hard to imagine today’s Congress even contemplating such a project when attempts to fund basics like unemployment insurance and infrastructure repair result in partisan gridlock.”
We’re ALL Immigrants, Higgs is Our Common Ancestor.
Why the boson is like Justin Bieber.
Remembering when Francis Scott Key, the man who penned “The Star-Spangled Banner,” defended slavery in court.
Key “had a much narrower conception of freedom of speech. He argued that the antislavery publications could be suppressed in the name of public safety since they might incite violent rebellion. He defended a narrower conception of American citizenship — that it was reserved for the native-born and whites only… White men did have a constitutional right to own property in people…” Applicable discussion for today.
US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) calls out the sheer lunacy of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) when she and four Republican colleagues accuse Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin of being circuitously connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The deplorable 1904 Olympics.
Kevin Marshall collected the musings of Alan Ilagan, who recently served on the jury for a locally prominent murder trial.
Lynneguist’s mom died, and what you can do in honor of that.
Roger Ebert loves his wife Chaz. Wednesday, July 18, was the 20th anniversary of their marriage.
Wynton Marsalis on America’s Musical Classics. What They Are and Why We Need to Share Them with Our Kids.
I got an invitation from Glassdoor. At my request, here’s Gordon’s post about it.
If you like classic television, check out Kliph Nesteroff’s Classic Television Showbiz.
This is funny if you’ve watched too much Dora the Explorer.
That classic La maquina de escribbir.
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Listen to 11 Even by Roger Green: My first full-length solo album after leaving the Czars, features Marc Dalio on drums, Eric Thorin on bass, Eric Moon on Piano.
(Limo picture c 2012 Mark Klonfas. Cat picture c 2012 Alexandria Green)