A compounding pharmacy will provide a substitute for the $750 AIDS pill at $1 per pill.
A moral sliding scale: If you could, would you kill baby Hitler to prevent WWII and the Holocaust? For reasons unknown, the NY Times decided to ask the question this week.
A South Carolina man has been arrested for buying and hoarding almost 10,000 stolen guns.
A world without power cords: Not operational in Chicago stores yet, but Starbucks has been installing these wireless chargers on their counters and tabletops. To use them, you need a $10 charging ring, but I imagine that at some time in the future a version of this hardware will be factory installed on mobile devices.
That Franklin quote about liberty and security may not mean what you think it means. And while I appreciate the oft-intended sentiment regarding the trade-off between liberty and security, I don't much like or rely upon aphorisms to address complex social and political matters. If a person invokes Franklin on liberty or Jefferson on refreshing the tree of liberty, I'm usually less than impressed.
Speaking of trade-offs, FBI director James Comey believes there's a link between ubiquitous video recording and increasing violent crime rates. He says that police are afraid to police effectively because they fear video recording. Even if such a link exists, we shouldn't assume that video monitoring of police officers is a net bad for society. The crime rate is a consideration, but we also have the Bill of Rights and videos have repeatedly exposed police officers committing crimes and ignoring rights. I'm sure we could reduce street crime if we had a full on police state, public executions, cutting off hands of thieves and caning for small transgressions. Is that what we want?
Liberals and the press declared Hillary the winner in the Benghazi hearing. David Graham at The Atlantic finds that some conservatives agree with that appraisal. I'm inclined to believe that the hearings most helped Hillary with Democrats who don't especially like her, but I'll wait for poll numbers and poll breakdowns to conclude anything.
"A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice sent and received hundreds of emails containing racist, pornographic, and misogynistic material in correspondence with public officials."
This medical mobility scooter looks like a 3-wheel motorcycle... with a huge chair on it.
Jeb Bush is wrong about job prospects for psychology majors.
A fine tweet: "God, give me the strength of a woman with good ideas and the confidence of a man with bad ones" @julieklausner