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Monday, January 20, 2020

Stephen Collinson: President Donald Trump's legal team will go into his Senate trial on Tuesday arguing that he should never have been impeached because his conduct over Ukraine does not amount to a criminal offense. read more


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The University of Vermont: A team of scientists has repurposed living cells -- scraped from frog embryos -- and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide "xenobots" can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient) -- and heal themselves after being cut. "These are novel living machines," says Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont who co-led the new research. "They're neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It's a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism." The new creatures were designed on a supercomputer at UVM--and then assembled and tested by biologists at Tufts University. "We can imagine many useful applications of these living robots that other machines can't do," says co-leader Michael Levin who directs the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at Tufts, "like searching out nasty compounds or radioactive contamination, gathering microplastic in the oceans, traveling in arteries to scrape out plaque." read more


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has begun informing Republican officials he plans to appoint financial services executive Kelly Loeffler to the state's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, according to three people familiar with the conversations. read more


Comments

Why is it that the headline is "Our Country Is Accepting the Unacceptable" then notes that "The GOP should be reacting in horror, not closing ranks around Trump"? In the headline, put the blame where the blame lies: with Trump's GOP sycophants in Congress. Don't force readers to go beyond the headline to understand where the blame lies.

There will be a time for the rest of America to act. However, congress is our first line of defense. Democrats in congress are standing against tyranny. The rest of America will get involved if/when the defense doesn't hold.

I've long felt that republican primary voters aren't wedded to the concept of democracy. They seemed more wedded to preserving the status quo vis-a-vis social, religious and financial issues. They were willing to go along with the dictates of republican political elites as long as those elites maintained the status quo.

Prior to Trump, republican political elites tried and tried hard to preserve the status quo. They gutted the voting rights act, tried to stuff the courts with conservative judges, pass voter ID laws, pass laws that don't recognize the rights of the LGBT community, etc. Some of these efforts were successful; others not so. However, the tidal wave of demographic changes weren't/aren't so easy to deal with. White women just aren't having that many babies vis-a-vis non white women. Furthermore, there is a whole CONTINENT of brown people that could make its way to the US and the only thing separating them is a land border with Mexico. Even if they wanted to, there are not enough white women in the US to produce enough white babies to keep whites in the majority if the US is invaded by a whole continent of brown people. Republican political elites gave up on dealing with the demographic changes and, with the aid of democratic political elites, sought to achieve their primary objective: maintain the status quo for the rich. In this regard, elites of both parties have over achieved.

Demographic changes, the emerging power of women, the successes of the civil rights movement(s), etc. are threatening the status quo for the typical republican primary voter. As a result, those voters have given up on republican political elites and embraced Trump (warts and all). Furthermore, they threaten non compliant republican politicians with political obsolescence. They have embraced Trump because he has a plan to prevent the continent of brown people from invading the US: he will build a wall!

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