Conjectural future tolls from climate change pale compared to real energy poverty deaths now.
I greeted with enthusiasm Wednesday’s news that a fellow enzyme bioengineer, Cal Tech’s Frances H. Arnold, won part of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She’s a worthy recipient. And the win shines a light on the good work going on in our subdiscipline.
Let me start by cautioning constitutional conservatives on being giddy, gloating, and excessively celebrating over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. College football head coach emeritus Lou Holtz once admonished his players that when they end up in the end zone and score a touchdown, act like you have been there before. Yes, a good man survived, withstood, the most vile, vicious, and vitriolic of assaults and character assassination from the progressive, socialist left. Already the left has evidenced that they are not done. They now want to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The question to be asked: why?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released a positive September jobs report, with a gain of 134,000 jobs and the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. These reflect a strong economy and continued business confidence.
The federal government’s fiscal year 2018 is over. In some ways, it was a banner year: economic growth quickened, average paychecks fattened, and there were more jobs available than there were people looking for work.
Last week, the Guttmacher Institute released a study on recent trends in sexual activity among U.S. high school students. The report analyzes new data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). It found that between 2013 and 2017, the percentage of high school students who ever had sexual intercourse fell from 47 percent to 40 percent – an all-time low in the 26-year history of the YRBS. The report finds that there were declines in sexual activity among both genders, all grade levels, and all ethnic and racial groups. Overall, the decline in teen sexual activity that started in the early 1990s continues well into this decade. Good news.
The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times ran editorials today opposing Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This is hardly surprising. What is most disturbing about them is their dishonesty: they fail to mention their real reason for opposing him—abortion.
You don’t have to be religious to see how this Bible passage applies to the treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and to politics, in general.
Help your church make an eternal difference in the life of a child this Christmas.
Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in South Carolina erupted in cheers and high fives when the news broke that Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour.