Author Archives: Den

About Den

Always in search of interesting things to post. Armed with knowledge and dangerous with the ladies.

Witless Wednesday

For years now, Donald Trump has been screeching “No collusion!” It’s been a hollow cry, because throughout the 2016 campaign (and afterward as president), Trump aided and abetted Vladimir Putin’s attack on a US election by echoing Moscow’s disinformation that … Continue reading

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Takeout the Trash Tuesday

An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day partial government shutdown “is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.” While it’s unclear how “senior” this administration … Continue reading

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Minority Monday

Many Senate Democrats are throwing in the towel on the nomination of William Barr for Trump’s attorney general (a prospect assured by Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, declaring his personal vote against Barr). Let’s ask why? One would think that … Continue reading

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Windy Sunday

THE SOLAR WIND IS COMING: A hole in the sun’s atmosphere is turning to face Earth, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the structure on Jan. 19th: This is a … Continue reading

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Shutdown Saturday

I conduct a lot of in-depth interviews with people like a woman I’ll call Angie as part of my work as a political scientist who studies poverty and public policy. When I asked the low-income mother of two, who works … Continue reading

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FRIday PHUHneze

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Fungus Meds Thursday

Other varieties show promise, but for the most part research has not progressed beyond test tubes and animal studies. Those studies have found that, as with turkey tail and shiitake, components found in reishi mushrooms may strengthen the immune system … Continue reading

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