Newt Gingrich Wants New House Un-American Activities Committee

From Gregory Krieg at CNN / 06.14.2016: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling for the creation of a new House Committee on Un-American Activities, invoking the infamous “Red Scare”-era congressional body as a blueprint for weeding out American ISIS adherents and sympathizers. “We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis,”[…]

Defeating Daesh Will Take More than Gunpowder

Jake Simkin/AP/Press Association Attempting to defeat IS without beginning to address the political and structural failures that have led to these circumstances borders on the ridiculous. By Dylan O’Driscoll / 06.01.2016 With the beginning of separate offensives against the Islamic State (IS) in Fallujah and Raqqa, many analysts are highlighting that this is the beginning of[…]

Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation

The brightness of outbursting star FU Orionis has been slowly fading since its initial flare-up in 1936. Researchers found that it has dimmed by about 13 percent in short infrared wavelengths from 2004 (left) to 2016 (right). / NASA, JPL-CalTech 06.14.2016 In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk[…]

Real Espresso Myths that Need Busting

Long before chopped portafilters and TDS meters and scales came along, professional baristas learned the fine art of analysing a shot visually as well as by taste. In this example, what seems like a good double shot was actually showing too much flow rate. By Mark Prince Late last year, ChefSteps put out an educational[…]

Sacramento Baptist Preacher Praises Orlando Gay Nightclub Attack, Says Orlando Safer and Calls for More Death

Pastor Roger Jimenez, Verity Baptist Church From Angela Musallam at CBS Sacramento / 06.13.2016: A Sacramento Baptist preacher’s sermon praising attack on an Orlando nightclub that killed 50 people has the local LGBT community outraged. Recordings of the sermon by Pastor Roger Jimenez surfaced under the Verity Baptist Church’s YouTube account. “Are you sad that 50[…]