Surprise, surprise, Pennsylvanians who live near fracking sites report health problems, including skin and breathing problems. Those fools tempted to say HAHAHAHA ONLY 87 REPORTS IN FOUR YEARS HAHAHAHA!!!!! would be advised to remember two things: 1) not everybody knows to report a fracking-related issue to the PA Department of Health and 2) PA Department of Health workers were under orders not to talk to citizens about fracking-related complaints, which could, you know, lead to underreporting.
Prominent Iowa Republican writes that Scott Walker makes Mitt Romney look like "a model of consistency." And that's how you hit him -- plus you add that he's inconsistent because he has no soul and no record to defend. The only thing wrong with Sen. Jauch's assessment of Mr. Walker ("He has an altar boy's appearance. But Darth Vader writes his policies") is that saying "Darth Vader writes his policies" might lead people to believe that Mr. Walker somehow isn't his own man, when we know he is. His own soulless man, that is.
President Obama will commute the sentences of 46 federal prisoners, 14 of which had received life sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The President's critics on the left (ahem!) won't be that pleased, since he's been pretty stingy with his clemency generally -- but of course the right will squeal ZOMG TEH PRETENDER WILL FREEZ ALL TEH BLACKZ FROM TEH JAILZ BY 2016!!!!!!, because what's more important than blind partisan hatred, after all?
Dent County, MO will lowers its flags to half-mast for the next calendar year in order to "mourn" the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. In a related development, Dent County's stores have observed a sharp rise in the sale of adult diapers since the ruling. And speaking of "blatant judicial overreach," what county in America lowered its flags to half-mast for a year after Citizens United v. FEC? (Hint: its initials are "no county.")
Finally, a University of Texas/NIH study finds that one dose of an inhaled ebola vaccine can neutralize the virus in monkeys. Of course we don't know if it'll work in people, but good job, researchers.