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Professor Jay To Protect Against Dirty Bombs

Michael Jay, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has received a large federal grant to protect the U.S. population from the consequences of nuclear terrorism. His mission is to develop an orally administered treatment to be used in radiation emergencies, such as exposure to the effects of radiological dispersion devices. (University of Kentucky News)

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The Dumbest Firing

Unsurprisingly for the former host of The Apprentice, Donald Trump has given us every variety of firing. There have been necessary firings (at three weeks, the ouster of Michael Flynn was long overdue), cruel firings (Rex Tillerson, check out Twitter), and spectacularly ill-advised firings (the cashiering of ... Read More
Politics & Policy

‘We Will Reduce Abortion’

Conor Lamb’s success has revived interest in “I’m personally opposed, but.” It’s a rhetorical convention — a cliché, really — that many Catholic Democrats have resorted to ever since Mario Cuomo popularized it with his speech at Notre Dame in 1984, as Alexandra DeSanctis explained a few days ... Read More