Kevin Drum Is Fighting Cancer

I remember being invited to Kevin Drum's house for dinner with some other bloggers back on December 13, 2003. I remember the date because it was the same day that Saddam Hussein was captured by American forces; it figures that a dinner gathering of bloggers would feature some important breaking news. But what I remember …

Class Act

I am late to this, but recently, George H.W. Bush reminded me why I was so proud--and remain so proud--to cast my very first presidential vote for him in 1992: Former US President George H W Bush has shaved his head to show support for a boy who has leukaemia. A Secret Service agent in …

This Is Also My Brain in Heaven

Want to live forever? Drink coffee: For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. But it’s only recently that scientists are figuring out that the drink has notable health benefits. In one large-scale epidemiological study from last year, researchers primarily at the National Cancer Institute parsed health information …