Saturday February 13, 2016
October 14th, 2015
We all know that Pope Francis cares deeply for the marginalized, but did you realize that his compassion bridges the species barrier? He suggests that animals will go to heaven and that the Virgin Mary “grieves for the sufferings” even of mistreated livestock.
“Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe, in which each creature, resplendently transfigured, will take its rightful place,” he has written.
A debate without Donald Trump.
Is that even possible?
Plenty of new evidence surfaced over the weekend about how political the House Select Committee on Benghazi is. While everyone was shocked, shocked to hear that such a thing could happen in the House of Representatives, it's important to draw a distinction here.
"As they say in poker, If you've been in the game 30 minutes and don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy."
-- Warren Buffett
By now, you may have heard about the insider trading scandal at the two biggest fantasy sports companies. DraftKings employees, based on the bets they saw laid down by their clients, made a killing at competitor site FanDuel.
The craziest thing about the Republican presidential contest isn't that Donald Trump is in the lead. It's that Dr. Ben Carson -- who truly seems to have lost his mind -- is in second place and gaining fast.
Trump may be a blowhard, but Carson has proved himself to be a crackpot of the first order. Of all the GOP contenders, he's the scariest.
The Democratic debate season opens Tuesday night in Las Vegas without the showbiz appeal of the Republican forums -- Donald Trump serves a purpose -- but still potentially instructive.
I can't think of a more deserving winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize for economics than Angus Deaton. Indeed the award, in my view, was seriously overdue. But it's important to understand that Deaton isn't just an outstanding social scientist by the narrow standards of academic excellence. He's an exemplary scholar in other ways too.
Upon running the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time, a marathoner broke several rules at the finish line on top of Maine's majestic Mount Katahdin. Among them was public consumption of alcohol -- in this case, Champagne. Another was littering by shaking the bottle and spraying Champagne every which way.
In a recent column in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof dared to ask the "awkward question" of why Asian-Americans have been so economically successful in the U.S. The most important reasons, he says, are hard work and a reverence for education: