A 1000-Year-Old Anti-Bacterial Recipe is Reopening the Battle of the Books

The antibiotic-resistant super bacteria known as MRSA have met their match in a 1000-year-old home remedy reconstructed from a recipe in the Anglo-Saxon tome Bald’s Leechbook: Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach. They were “astonished” to find it almost completely wiped out methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, […]

Continue reading →

Former CFO Who Ranted at Chick-Fil-A Employee Now on Food Stamps

Sometimes, very occasionally, a person treats people badly and gets his just desserts. Sometimes, very occasionally, you actually get to see the chickens come home to roost. Such a story is the meteoric fall of Adam Smith, a former CFO whose viral rant against a patient Chick-fil-A employee was the precipitating event in his reversal […]

Continue reading →

RFRAs, Discrimination, and Equality

A religious freedom bill movement is sweeping the nation in an attempt to protect the free exercise of religion against liberal bullying. And it too is coming up against liberal bullying. Tim Cook is the latest person to argue against religious freedom restoration acts (RFRAs), but he’s not alone. Some cities and states are mulling […]

Continue reading →

Monsanto Lobbyist Insists Roundup is Safe to Drink … Then Refuses to Drink Some

A Monsanto lobbyist interviewed on French television made claims that the flagship Monsanto herbicide, Roundup, is safe for humans to drink. Little did he know that the interviewer actually had a glass of Roundup right there ready to drink. Here’s what happened: “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” […]

Continue reading →

Willie Nelson is Launching His Own Brand of Weed

Willie Nelson generally stays out of politics. When he gets involved, it usually has something to do with weed. There was that one time when he purportedly smoked weed with the Slick version of his namesake on the roof of the White House, and now this—Willie Nelson wants his own brand of weed. . . […]

Continue reading →

Does Welfare Actually Promote Entrepreneurship?

A recent article in The Atlantic challenges the oft-cited negative correlation between welfare programs and entrepreneurship by saying that welfare reduces the risks of starting a business, which would actually encourage entrepreneurship: This argument is particularly important today for two reasons. First, despite the headlines coming out of Silicon Valley, America has actually become less entrepreneurial over […]

Continue reading →

Rethinking Income Inequality … Is it Actually a Good Thing?

Is income inequality a bad thing? Most people would say so. It seems obvious that income inequality is based on greed and corporate welfare, right? Some of it certainly is. But some of it is based on the fact that certain people hit on an extremely useful idea at the right time, take the necessary […]

Continue reading →