Explosions Near Damascus

May 18, 2019

Syrian state media reports that air defense systems near Damascus intercepted incoming missiles from Israel Friday night.

US Navy Sets Up UFO Reporting Procedure

May 7, 2019

The US Navy has established a process for collecting UFO reports from pilots. Interestingly, two of the sources for the Washington Post are on the board of a for-profit company that’s been promoting the “ET is here” meme since December, 2017.

Alexa, Call George Orwell

April 29, 2019

Amazon has developed a computerized system that tracks the productivity of its employees and can generate the paperwork to fire inefficient workers automatically.

Study Claims Religious Conservatives are Brain Damaged

April 23, 2019

A new study claims a link between impairment of the prefrontal cortex and religious fundamentalism. The bias is obvious—for example, assuming that refusing to change one’s mind in the face of new information is characteristic of conservative thinking.

More Airstrikes in Gaza

March 28, 2019

Israel hit Hamas targets in Gaza Tuesday night and Wednesday after a rocket was launched into southern Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu may prefer not to destroy Hamas, however, because Israel benefits from the division between Gaza and the Palestinian Authority.

Mueller Report Lands, Triggers Dissonance

March 25, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued his report on the two-year investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He found no evidence for indicting anybody. Leading Democrats now say that doesn’t matter.

Trump Mideast Peace Plan Leaked

March 20, 2019

An Israeli news site claims the Trump peace plan, which will be released after elections in Israel next month, would give parts of Jerusalem and 85% of the West Bank to a Palestinian state.

Bibi Calls Bennett’s Bluff

November 19, 2018

Two ministers in the cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced they would not leave his administration, walking back a threat that would have forced early elections.

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