"It's Not Just Climate Change Anymore," writes Rebecca Vallas at TalkPoverty. "Meet the Right-Wing Poverty Deniers." But, in truth, these have always been with us -- they depend on their ability to shift the context of an argument faster than you can catch them doing it. Saying someone isn't poor because they own a refrigerator, for example, would only begin to make sense if we still relied on industrial ice manufacture to preserve food. But please, right-wingers, continue to ignore the massive amounts of wealth your paymasters accumulate without working or providing any real service to Americans.
Courtesy Michael Fumento at The American Conservative, we get this necessary reminder: that "A Good Guy with a Gun Runs, Too." Maybe "runs" is too strong -- but a "good guy with a gun" will play dead at a mass shooting, since that stratagem often keeps you alive, and will also refuse to shoot back because too many innocent people stand between him and the shooter, and will also, occasionally, shoot the wrong person. All these cop shows we watch -- where protagonists almost always shoot precisely and make the right decision under pressure -- do little to help us understand these realities.
Jim Naureckas at FAIR reminds us that the "liberal" media has long ignored the racist group peripherally-linked to the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox. It's not like the National Alliance is a fringe group, either -- it began as Youth for Wallace, as in Presidential candidate George Wallace, who won five states in 1968. And I'm old enough to remember when The Turner Diaries was the most famous/notorious underground book in America, yet the "liberal" media hardly cared that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh had copies of its pages in his car. Of course, Mr. McVeigh wasn't a Muslim, hence the lack of interest.
Researchers find that implanting neural stem cells in a rat's hippocampus enables the rat to regenerate brain tissue, suggesting that, perhaps, a similar treatment could help reverse brain degeneration in people. Relatively immature neural stem cells appear to bear the trauma of implantation better than more mature neurons do, and thus do better once in the hippocampus, to the point where they even divide to create new cells. The good news? Future researchers likely won't have to reach into your brain to get these cells, but will be able to create them from a mere skin biopsy. I wish them luck.
Creator of model which has accurately predicted every Presidential election outcome since 1992 says you might want to ignore his model's prediction for 2016 -- which has the Republican candidate winning, 51% to 49%. Mr. Abramowitz suggests that his model really only works when the parties "nominate mainstream candidates who will be able to unite the party," which does not describe at least one of the two putative nominees, but he underestimates, I think, how quickly the "liberal" media can turn the outlandish into the mainstream. The election is still over four months away, after all.
Finally, the New York Times finds none other than the original Bush Mobber, George W. Bush, on the campaign trail to help Republican Senate candidates in trouble. One is tempted to say, "who the hell thinks that is going to work?" But it's not supposed to work to save the Senate for Republicans -- it's supposed to move the center further right, as the man who fought endless stupid wars in the Middle East becomes the "moderate" as far as relating to Muslims! (And hearing that Mr. Bush possesses "timeless conservative values" makes me want to puke, for who has done more injury to conservatism than George W. Bush?)