It's a fair question, given the surprise and secrecy surrounding the trip Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, is making to war-torn Syria. First reported by Foreign Policy this morning (click here for that story), Gabbard's trip is of a "fact-finding" nature, her aide Emily Latimer said in an email to me this morning: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has long been committed to peace and … [Read more...] about Who paid for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s secret trip to Syria?
We still don't know a whole lot about the early morning shootings at Orlando's Pulse, a popular LGBT nightclub, except that at least 50 people were killed and about as many injured. There was apparently a single shooter–police killed him after a prolonged stand-off. Though the FBI interviewed the alleged shooter in 2013 and 2014 on alleged terrorist ties, he was able to … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Hawaii LGBT community reacts to Orlando nightclub shootings
NETFLIX AND GRILL? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they had recently (a first, they claimed) transmitted high-speed digital data through slabs of pork loin and beef liver. The signal cleared the muscle and gristle so cleanly that it permitted streaming of high-definition video–enough to watch Netflix, said the lead researcher. (Actually, … [Read more...] about NOTW: Meat science, odd Kit Kats and the Festival of the Lactating Sheep