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The cuddy · 5h ago

The right and wrong way to protest

Kudos to the Notre Dame students who protested Mike Pence by walking out of their commencement ceremony. They planned ahead, acted civilly, stuck to their principles in a way their future se...
The cuddy · 1d ago

What, if anything, is a species?

While your neighborhood coyote is most likely to view your pet dog either as potential dinner or possible competition, there are some circumstances where the result is a hookup and subsequen...
The cuddy · 2d ago

Good-bye, Murray, again

Charles Murray’s work on race and intelligence was wrongheaded out of the gate. Which highlights the question of why some pundits try to resurrect it every few years. This time round, Vox ta...
The cuddy · 3d ago

Why the EPA matters

This article on the neoprene plant in St. John the Baptist Parish should help explain why so many people are opposing the current attempt to gut the EPA. Two things are important. First, gov...
The cuddy · 4d ago

Ladybug wings

Kazuya Saito, who researches foldable structures at University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, has figured out how ladybugs fold their wings. And hopes the knowledge will help le...
The cuddy · 1w ago

The Russia investigation: a prediction

Deputy Atty. Gen. Rosenstein did the smart thing, appointing a special counsel (not special prosecutor) to head the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and whateve...
The cuddy · 1W ago

The fascist reflex

Unsurprisingly, Newt Gingrich blames the media for Trump’s scandals and their fallout. Trump allegedly asked Comey about arresting journalists who publish leaked classified information. Bret...
The cuddy · 1W ago

America gets rolled and trolled

After successfully manipulating our election, and watching his presidential pick childishly fight with America’s intelligence agencies for revealing that, Putin now is just trolling the US, ...
The cuddy · 1W ago

The energy turn

This Bloomberg article (not Forbes) pulls together some interesting graphs related to changing energy production and consumption. The one that struck my eye most was the divergence between o...
The cuddy · 2W ago

The right’s enemies

Just recently, I heard someone remark that Trump must be doing something right, because he is pissing off all the liberals. Which goes with the point in my previous post, that the talk-radio...