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Erdogan’s next move: Restore capital punishment

Jazz Shaw, Meanwhile in Turkey… Turkey’s aspiring tyrant, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues attempting to institute “reforms” in his country at a breakneck pace. (And tragically, in this case, the word breakneck might be far more literal than we would wish.) Next month the Turkish people will be voting on Erdogan’s referendum transferring vast powers

We’re within two years of creating synthetic life. Are you frightened yet?

Jazz Shaw, The title probably sounds like something out of a disappointing Hollywood science-fiction plot, but in this case truth is truly stranger than fiction. Right up front we should point out that we’re not talking about cooking up super soldiers in a test tube… yet, but the implications could be staggering. Scientists are currently

Boeing isn’t a story of jobs disappearing. They’re just moving to South Carolina

Jazz Shaw, Aerospace giant Boeing is back in the news again, though not for the sort of thing they would generally like to see. The company announced this week through union representatives that roughly 1800 people would be losing their jobs. The layoffs are taking the form of “buyouts” which include a few generous incentives

That time California legalized child prostitution

Jazz Shaw, One of the stranger food fights in the Twittersphere this week erupted over a story which indicated that California had legalized child prostitution. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve seen the Golden State pass all sorts of measures that left me picking my jaw up off the floor, but

So who did Colin Kaepernick vote for… Clinton or Trump?

Jazz Shaw, I know we were all just dying to find out on November 8th. Ever since NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to make himself a spokesperson for the Social Justice movement rather than master of the forward pass (two roles where his qualifications are dubious at best), an anxious nation waited to find out

Air Force appears to concede that the F-35 can’t (and won’t) replace the A-10 Warthog

Jazz Shaw, The amount of money that we’ve flushed into the development and deployment of the F-35 Lightning all-weather, stealth multirole fighter is now enough to fund the budgets of several small to mid-size nations. But for all of that, the program has experienced one setback after another, including one in April that threatened to

Now we’re suing veterans for improperly paid reenlistment bonuses?

Jazz Shaw, I’m normally one of the first on board when the government comes up with ways to cut down on waste fraud and abuse, but we may have finally found a subject where Uncle Sam should be looking the other way. In fact, this is the type of preposterous story that can get your