Environmental Sciences Europe republishes study finding that rats suffered extensive kidney and liver damage from eating genetically-modified corn. By the way, the peer reviewers who faulted the study for using Sprague-Dawley rats, which develop tumors more commonly than most rats, were all wet -- scientific studies commonly use Sprague-Dawley rats, and if Dr. Seralini's Sprague-Dawley rats were getting the same amount of tumors as your average Sprague-Dawley rat, the peer reviewers didn't actually say.
President Obama issues Executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays, with only one very narrow "religious beliefs" exception. Quite a few folks have already said they'll challenge the order, but I doubt even this Supreme Court will mess with the notion that if you take federal money, you ought to play by federal rules. The next one, the one that makes John Roberts look liberal? Probably.
Minnesota community organizers begin drafting legislation that would tax corporate owners who allow too many of their workers to receive public assistance. To avoid the tax, corporations would have to start paying their workers better. I'm not a fan of dedicating revenues raised from the "bad boss" tax to particular uses, as dreamed of starting in paragraph 26, but the plan would work even if it didn't raise revenue directly, because workers would make more money and improve economies.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott becomes just another Republican governor who won't say how he feels about gay marriage anymore, after making his bones strenuously opposing it. And hence yet another reason why people hate politicians.
Finally, Human Rights Watch finds that the FBI has run an awful lot of sting operations involving Muslims since 9.11. All too frequently the FBI comes up with the plot, the means, and even the money to commit a terrorist act; all they need after that is a Muslim mark, preferably someone who's very dumb or has mental health issues. While no one says a sting operation's a useless law enforcement tool, Human Rights Watch's report suggests that some of our FBI agents have delusions of grandeur -- or, worse, the FBI works harder at pretending to fight the "war on terror" than actually catching terrorists.