WE BEGIN our 11th year of webcasting with a look at some of the issues we believe the world will confront in 2015. Of course, it doesn’t take much imagination to predict more turmoil in the Middle East. We also discuss Ebola, economics and the price of oil, and the continued conflict between the Islamic State and anyone who stands in the way of their dream of a restored caliphate.
RESEARCHERS IN England announced this week the creation of genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies. The government there has pledged tens of millions of… Read more »
WHILE IRISH people (in the U.S., anyway) celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we look back to 3/13/13 and the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new head of the Roman… Read more »
IT’S BEEN an odd week. Following the surprise announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a spectacular fireball streaked across the Siberian sky, injuring some 1,200 people when the meteorite exploded in… Read more »
Regardless of who wins the United States presidential election nine days from now, our drone war against suspected terrorists (and anyone within an acceptable radius, from a collateral damage standpoint) will continue without interruption.
WE ARE expected to believe that the trailer for an amateurish film offensive to Muslims has resulted in widespread unrest in the Middle East and the deaths of four Americans,… Read more »
THERE IS never a dull week in the Middle East. We learned that a draft report commissioned by the intelligence services of the United States recommends preparing for “a post-Israel… Read more »
IN WHICH we briefly discuss the recent wave of TV programming that elevates the 16th century mystic to the status of prophet. Why are so many people drawn to these… Read more »