Tue, 17 February 2015
Greg Dworkin has the serious scientific and medical news of the day: GMO spider venom may be the next Viagra, and; is it OK for docs to Google patients? In politics: 2016 frontrunners & what the Gop base can do about it. Armando briefly considers the standing questions surrounding the King case, then turns to the order of the federal judge in Texas that purports to block President Obama's immigration executive actions. There's more to it than just the derp. Jeb Bush's e-mail dump was apparently full of viruses, too. Random sampling: an old Ian Millhiser piece on why today's Tea Party would have hated George Washington. Republicans' intra-party DHS stalemate leads us to another filibuster reform moment. Who's paying back whom, for which tyranny?