Giving a Whole New Meaning to "Double Cheeseburger"

How close are we to cloning meat? Closer than you think: According to Cnet, billionaire Peter Thiel is directing between $250,000 to $350,000 from his philanthropic foundation toward Missouri-based Modern Meadow to create the bio-printed meat.  The company hopes to use the same technologies developed to create medical-grade tissues to bring food to the world’s dinner tables (or barbecues).  “If More …

Taking the Pro-Abortion Argument a Little Too Far

Have you ever argued with someone who took their side of the argument to such an extreme that they started to sound silly? Well, here you go: “I wish my mother had aborted me.” An abortion would have absolutely been better for my mother. An abortion would have made it more likely that she would finish high school and get More …

Dictators and Their Fellow Travelers

Foreign Policy asks, “Why do so many travel guides make excuses for dictators?” There’s a formula to them: a pro forma acknowledgment of a lack of democracy and freedom followed by exercises in moral equivalence, various contorted attempts to contextualize authoritarianism or atrocities, and scorching attacks on the U.S. foreign policy that precipitated these defensive and desperate actions. Throughout, there More …