Chipotle’s Absolutely Worthless Stance against GMOs

Detailed here. Of course, it ought to go without saying that there is no scientific support whatsoever behind Chipotle's move, but even if we put that to the side, we see that the company only serves to make itself look ridiculous with this latest publicity gambit: Here’s why Chipotle’s move especially smells like pandering BS. …

So, Ron Klain Will Be the Ebola Czar . . .

And I have something of a problem with it, given the penchant of government in general, and this administration in particular to name czars to handle crises. After all, I would think that given the current bureaucracy in place, and the fact that we already have a national security adviser, secretaries of Homeland Security and …

Quote of the Day

MARACAY, Venezuela—A string of deaths in a hospital here has sparked fears of a potent, mosquito-borne disease and led authorities to seek a doctor's arrest for allegedly sowing panic, leaving residents wondering how to explain their symptoms. Angel Sarmiento, president of the College of Doctors in Aragua state, told reporters on Sept. 11 that a …

What the Anti-Vaccine Movement Hath Wrought

Behold: Kathryn Riffenburg decided on a closed casket for her baby's funeral. She didn't want her family to see what whooping cough, her son's first illness, had done to 9-week-old Brady Alcaide. The nearly forgotten disease, which has in recent years afflicted thousands of Americans, left Brady's tiny body swollen and unrecognizable. So his mother …

I Predict that People on Social Media Are Going to Be Nothing Short of Horrible Today

After all, it has been revealed that George W. Bush underwent a stent procedure in order to open a blocked artery. That kind of news is certain to bring out the hate from the port side of cyberspace. This blog, of course, is a well-mannered and civilized place, so its hard-working staff wishes President Bush a …

Brainbuilding

For those among us who want to make sure that we remain sharp, there is bookreading, chess, Go, crosswords, exercise, and this. I played n-back games for a while a couple of years ago, and have fallen off the wagon. I need to get back on it.