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We Need to Defend America’s Research and Science from Foreign Spying

As a Harvard physics student, I got to learn from some of the smartest minds on earth. My professors were also good people, and the department has a proud history both of great discovery and great service. Harvard physicists helped America win World War II, and then establish the ethical code around nuclear physics that helped keep the peace in the Cold War to follow. Coming from that proud tradition, I was floored to learn that the head of Harvard’s chemistry department was getting paid se...
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Naming Mike Pence coronavirus czar with 'zero experience in the medical area' is 'a total joke,' says 2014 Trump

President Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence his point person on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that is spreading disease and panic through much of the world. Pence's appointment was reportedly a surprise to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who had been in charge of the Trump administration's response up until Trump's announcement.Pence has zero experience in the medical area and no real expertise in infections disease control, which would seem to...
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, South Carolina, Trump, Health And Human Services, Mike Pence, HHS, Pence, Azar, Alex Azar


Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah aren't reassured by Trump's 'Caronavirus' response, CDC charts

Concerns about the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus "are growing, but fear not!" Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "The president knows he has a solemn duty to protect ... himself, because the Trump campaign is afraid coronavirus will hurt his re-election bid." On Tuesday, he noted, "Trump tried to reassure us all" with the "very comforting" reminder that "there's a very good chance you're not gonna die" from the virus.Trump accused the media for "doing everythi...
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar reportedly blindsided by Trump putting Pence in charge of coronavirus response

After spending weeks leading the government's coronavirus task force, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar found out he was being pushed aside just minutes before President Trump made the announcement during a Wednesday evening press conference, five people with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post. Trump revealed that Vice President Mike Pence will now head the task force, and everyone involved will report to him. A senior administration official told the Post Pence ...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Israel, Harvard, Trump, Health And Human Services, Mike Pence, HHS, Pence, The Washington Post Trump, Azar, Alex Azar, Post Pence


Watch Elizabeth Warren tell a Sanders supporter that Bernie helped write the delegate rules he now opposes

At a CNN town hall in South Carolina on Wednesday night, a Bernie Sanders supporter asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about a moment in the Nevada Democratic debate where all the candidates but Sanders said if nobody has a majority of votes by the convention, the process should play out as written, potentially handing the nomination to somebody with fewer delegates. "Can you explain why the will of the voters should not matter if no candidate reaches a majority of delegates?" he asked. Warre...
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CDC: California coronavirus case may be 1st in U.S. without link to traveling abroad

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday night that a person in California who tested positive for coronavirus may be the first case of community spread in the United States.This person did not recently travel out of the country or come into contact with anyone infected with the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The case was "detected through the U.S. public health system," the CDC said, and "picked up by astute clinicians." The CDC said this could be an "instance of c...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Israel, Harvard, United States, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Lawrence Gostin, COVID


“Blessed Are the Gentle” (Chapel Tribute for James Leo Garrett Jr.) – Dr. Malcolm Yarnell

(This chapel message was preached by Dr. Yarnell after the passing of distinguished SWBTS professor Dr. Garrett.)  Our key texts today are found in Matthew 5 and 11. Among the first beatitudes of his inaugural sermon, Jesus said, “Blessed are the gentle [hoi praeis], for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). Later, after praying to the Father who gave him all things, Jesus invited the disciples, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon...
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Bloomberg once said Social Security is a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff's

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg twice compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme when he was in office, CNN reports, which is a far cry from his current stance as a Democratic presidential candidate.Nowadays, Bloomberg has vowed to to strengthen entitlement programs, but he used to see them as a major hurdle in the effort to shrink the United States' deficit. During appearances on his old radio program "Live from City Hall," which were reviewed by CNN's KFile...
Tags: News, New York City, Israel, Bloomberg, Cnn, Harvard, United States, Social Security, Social Security Administration, Michael Bloomberg, City Hall, Trump, Madoff, Mike, Bernie Madoff, Stu Loeser


Rush Limbaugh is fueling a coronavirus conspiracy theory about Rod Rosenstein's sister

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the award-winning Directer of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has worked in the public health sector since 1995. But, for some people apparently, her accomplishments and experience pale in comparison to the fact she's the sister of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.Messonnier reportedly angered President Trump on Tuesday when she said it's not a question of if, but when and how fiercely, the coronavirus will ...
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Israel is the first country to warn its citizens not to travel abroad over coronavirus fears

Israel on Wednesday became the first country to officially warn its citizens to avoid any international travel amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.Several airlines have canceled flights to China, where the respiratory virus originated, and governments have issued warnings about travel to certain countries, but no country has actively urged their citizens avoid traveling abroad at large until now. "If you don't genuinely have to fly — don't do so," Israel's health ministry said i...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, Israel, Harvard, Trump, Rush Limbaugh, The Times of Israel, Rod Rosenstein


America’s 'Great Wealth Transfer': How to pass on values and purpose

Approximately $68 trillion will pass from boomers to millennials over the next few decades in what's known as the Great Wealth Transfer.90% of family wealth is gone by the time the third generation comes around, primarily due to familial conflict.Social capital advisor Richard Tafel suggests 4 steps families should follow so they transfer wealth in a way that does the most amount of social good. The U.S. is going through the largest transfer of wealth in history. The question for many ultra-hig...
Tags: Family, Money, Relationships, Finance, America, Economics, Harvard, Innovation, Emotions, Philanthropy, U S Trust, Marcum LLP, Richard Tafel, U S Trust Company Insights on Wealth and Worth, Family Office Association of America, Marcum Social Capital Advisors


Warren thanks Cherokee Nation citizens for holding her 'accountable' for falsely identifying as Native American

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) again apologized Wednesday for previously incorrectly claiming tribal heritage and releasing DNA results that claimed to reveal she had Native American ancestry. The most recent apology was in response to a letter from several members of the Cherokee Nation, as well as members of other tribes standing in solidarity, calling on her to go beyond acknowledging her mistakes and do her part to dispel beliefs spread by white people claiming Native heritage.The letter as...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Harvard, Social Security, Warren, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Bernie Madoff, Cherokee Nation


New cases of coronavirus in other countries exceeded those in China for the first time on Tuesday

The coronavirus may be slowing down in China, but World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that it's no time for complacency.In a weekly briefing, Gehbreyesus had some good news about China, especially beyond the Hubei province, where the virus originated. There were reportedly only 10 new cases detected outside of Hubei on Tuesday. On the other hand, Tuesday was the first day in which the number of new cases in other countries exceeded the number ...
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Moderate Democrats need to answer for the cost of their welfare plans

The latest Democratic presidential debate, this time in South Carolina, was probably the worst one so far. The CBS moderators could not control the candidates, and they all constantly talked over each other. On several occasions, it was hard to tell who was saying what.Still, perhaps the most important topic of discussion policy-wise was the welfare state. The moderators and other candidates attacked Bernie Sanders over the question of how he would pay for his welfare programs — but the argument...
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Death toll rises from Hindu-Muslim clashes in New Delhi after Trump leaves India

At least 20 people have now died in street clashes between Hindus and Muslims in northeastern New Delhi, India's capital. The violence stems from months of protests against a divisive citizenship law pushed through by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which offers legal status to every prominent religious minority except Muslims, who make up 14 percent of India's population.The protests against the law had been peaceful until Sunday, when ...
Tags: News, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Harvard, New York Times, Associated Press, Times, Delhi, New Delhi, Muslims, Bernie Sanders, Shah, Trump


Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert explain why Trump is fiddling as the coronavirus burns

As the Democrats brawled in South Carolina, "President Trump is on his way home from India," where "he believes the reception he got was like nothing the Indian people had ever given before," Jimmy Kimmel laughed on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. "Of course he got a big reception -- they love cows in India."Trump's former doctor, Ronny Jackson, just revealed some secrets he used to try to keep the president healthier, though Kimmel noted that hiding the ice cream and sneaking cauliflower into th...
Tags: Usa, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Cdc, China, India, Joe Biden, Harvard, Colbert, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Dow, Trump, Kimmel


The life-long psychological effects your first love has on you, according to science

Biological researcher Helen Fisher's 2005 fMRI study on couples in love proved that romantic love is primarily a motivation system that can be similar to what we experience during addiction. Cognitive scientists at MIT explain that we experience peak processing and memory power at around age 18. We experience a lot of firsts (such as our first love) at a time when our brains are still developing or reaching this processing peak. These emotional and hormonal imprints of first love (at a time when...
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Buttigieg: Democrats will lose Congress if nominee is 'explaining the bright side of the Castro regime'

The recent comments made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about Cuba and its former leader Fidel Castro were bound to come up during Tuesday's Democratic primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina. When the topic eventually made its way into the chaos, Sanders' fellow candidates zeroed in on his past praise for certain aspects of the Cuban government, such as its literary program and health care system. Sanders once again clarified he was merely pointing a few good things about the Castr...
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Bernie Sanders says it's time to stop ignoring 'the suffering of the Palestinian people'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defended himself against accusations that he is not "pro-Israel" enough, saying he is "very proud of being Jewish" but fully aware of the "suffering of the Palestinian people."If elected, Sanders would be the first Jewish president. During Tuesday night's debate in South Carolina, he said he once briefly lived in Israel, and "what I happen to believe is that right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through [Prime Minister] Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary ra...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, Israel, Harvard, Jewish, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Mideast, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Mike Bloomberg, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Bibi Netanyahu


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was 'horrifying' the debate didn't have any climate change questions. Bernie Sanders agrees.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) watched Tuesday night's Democratic debate, and one thing stood out to her."Not a single climate change question," she tweeted. "Horrifying." One of the participants, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), agreed, responding, "A disgrace." The Democratic candidates don't shy away from talking about climate change on the campaign trail; billionaire investor and environmentalist Tom Steyer told voters in South Carolina on Tuesday that climate change is his "No. ...
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Juror in Roger Stone trial pushes back at Trump's accusations: 'Our jury valued truth, plain and simple'

A juror in the Roger Stone trial is setting the record straight.In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Tuesday night, Seth Cousins wrote about the allegations being leveled against the jury. Last year, they found Stone, a longtime friend and adviser to President Trump, guilty of obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress. Since then, Trump has accused the foreperson, who ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012, of being "totally biased," and Stone's lawyers have claimed he d...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Harvard, Cousins, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Congress Since, Seth Cousins


Buttigieg campaign lightens expectations for Super Tuesday, but suggests they're in it for the long haul

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign manager Mike Schmuhl wants to be realistic about Super Tuesday.In a memo sent Tuesday, Schmuhl said the goal for next week when voters in 14 states, including Texas and California, head to the polls is not to win, but "minimize" frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) margin of victory. But, fear not, Buttigieg supporters, that doesn't mean the campaign is giving up. Schmuhl added that the subsequent Tuesdays on March 10 an...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Harvard, Castro, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, South Bend Indiana, Nate Silver, Buttigieg, Schmuhl, Pete Buttigieg, Mike Schmuhl, Henry J Gomez


Bloomberg accidentally claims to have 'bought' the 2018 midterm results

The billionaire former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has been slammed by his Democratic primary opponents for allegedly "buy[ing] his way into the debate[s]." On Tuesday night, he nearly admitted to buying a whole lot more than just that.The Freudian slip came as Bloomberg was bragging about spending $100 million in the 2018 midterm elections to back 21 of the 40 Democrats who were elected to the House. "All of the new Democrats that came in, put Nancy Pelosi in charge, and gave the...
Tags: News, Congress, Stephen Colbert, Bloomberg, Harvard, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trevor Noah, South Carolina, New York City Michael Bloomberg, Aaron Rupar


Bernie Sanders says he regrets vote protecting gun manufacturers from liability

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), like everyone else, has some regrets.He let the country know about about one during Tuesday's Democratic primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina. Former Vice President Joe Biden went after Sanders for his past gun control record, which Biden doesn't think is strong enough.Sanders was then asked about previously voting for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which shields gun manufacturers from liability in shootings. Instead of immediately push...
Tags: News, Congress, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Harvard, Social Security, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Nra, National Rifle Association, Sen Bernie Sanders, Charleston South Carolina, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Bernie Madoff


Democratic candidates yell, interrupt each other during most chaotic debate yet

The shouts of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the screeches of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and the shrieks of former Vice President Joe Biden ricocheted around the stage during Tuesday night's Democratic debate in South Carolina.Right from the start, it was a raucous affair, with the candidates consistently — and loudly — interrupting each other and ignoring the time limits to respond. At one cacophonous point, it sounded like all of the candidates were trying to answer a question, but no ...
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South Carolina debate crowd's support of Bloomberg leads some to wonder if they were being paid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have been pummeled at a Democratic debate less than a week ago, but the crowd in South Carolina sounded surprisingly sympathetic to the billionaire candidate on Tuesday night. Attacks on Bloomberg often spurred the audience to loudly boo, while his attacks on his opponents would receive enthusiastic cheers:> Burning Question: Was the Debate Audience Booing Bernie Sanders for Slamming Billionaires, or Booing Billionaires? https://t.co/F7185Jk5yy De...
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Democratic debate viewers cannot escape Mike Bloomberg

If he didn't get his message across during the debate, all former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg had to do was wait for the commercial break.During Tuesday night's Democratic debate in South Carolina, 60-second ads for Bloomberg aired during the first two commercial breaks. This didn't go over well on Twitter, where people, like former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, were upset at CBS for letting Bloomberg purchase the ad time:> What kind of rule allows the candidates to advertise *duri...
Tags: New York, News, Labor, Bloomberg, Harvard, Cbs, South Carolina, Robert Reich, Mike Bloomberg, Judd Legum


A new book about Facebook leaves out a glaring detail about Mark Zuckerberg's views toward privacy in the social network's early days (FB)

In "Facebook: The Inside Story," author Steven Levy offers an unprecedented look into how Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into the world's largest social network. Levy, a writer at Wired magazine, says Zuckerberg  "vowed to make privacy a core component" of Facebook from its early days, but noted he often fell short of that aim. However, the book leaves out a series of messages sent by Zuckerberg, first reported by Business Insider in 2010, where he calls people "dumb f--ks" for trusting him wi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Harvard, Levy, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Crimson, Steven Levy, Wired Magazine, Cambridge Analytica, The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Zuckerberg


Democrats are still reportedly trying to get Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate

There are still two weeks left to file for a Senate run in Montana, so Democrats are taking one last shot at convincing Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to throw his hat into the ring.Bullock, who ran a short-lived presidential campaign last year, has always maintained he views himself as an executive and said he doesn't have any interest in sitting in Congress' upper chamber. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer flew out to Montana last weekend, anyway, in the hopes of changing his mind, ...
Tags: News, Congress, Montana, Senate, Joe Biden, Harvard, South Carolina, Steve Bullock, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Jim Clyburn, Chuck Schumer, Bullock, Weinstein, Sen Steve Daines


Acting DHS secretary falsely claims flu is just as deadly as the coronavirus

He was just a little bit off on that one.During Senate testimony Tuesday, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was grilled by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) about the United States' preparedness for a potential coronavirus outbreak. At one point Kennedy asked Wolf about the virus' fatality rate, which Wolf said was likely somewhere between 1.5 and 2 percent. He then veered off course by telling Kennedy that the flu's fatality rate is in the same ballpark, which is not correct or e...
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