Stardust Found That's Older Than Earth

Scientists have identified ancient grains found in a meteorite as stardust — grains of silicon carbide formed in  the gasses of a dying star — that are 7 billion years old, more than 2 billion years older than the solar system. 7-billion-year-old stardust is the oldest stuff on Earth Microscopic grains of dead stars are…

An Announcement is Worth a Thousand Smears

Facts and figures are second to innuendo and hollow announcements in the current political climate.  Three years past the Clinton/Trump presidential race the press is still biting and snarling while circling the floor and chasing its’ tail.  The former head of the FBI, James Comey, announced in the weeks prior to election day that former…

seven months of imminence

We now know the time range possible for imminent threats in Iran. Dog wagged, as the four US embassies claimed by Trump that were targeted have yet to be identified. In yet another qualification, IMPOTUS now claims “it doesn’t really matter” because Soleimani’s “horrible past” merited his assassination. The timing proves that the Trump administration's justification…

Pranksters paste Trump Jr. recruitment posters on Armed Forces Career Center

This is the pick-me-up you need today: Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo known as The Good Liars, pasted that poster to the front of the Armed Forces Career Center in Brooklyn in the wake of Trump Sr.’s Iran saber-rattling. In an Instagram caption, the two wrote, “We put up some #honestsigns at the Army Recruitment…

Chuck Todd & MTP panel entertained a Bernie Sanders win?

Chuck Todd and his Meet The Press panel had a cogent discussion where they pointed out a rationale for a Bernie Sanders win based on Hillary and Obama. Is Chuck Todd entertaining a Bernie Sanders win? x x YouTube Video Chuck Todd pointed out that the poll in Iowa shows Bernie Sanders leading. He implied they were all…

George McGovern was a liberal, Keanu Reeves is Neo

Historical context is even more important in the age of Trumpism, since the media frames for numerous ideological categories persist for some voters, as if the Trumpist sobriquets of “commies” or “socialists” actually cohered as historically accurate categories when applied to Democrats. I came across the above online test diagram again (which doesn’t seem to…