May 30th, 2012

News

The Pacific Garbage Patch, torture, and reviewing geek movies

SOME NEWS:
* "Americans should confront a grim fact about our country: We are torturers."
* How do they decide who gets a crucial transplant?
* If you've been ignoring it, Jonathan Bernstein has the current state of the election.
* Bonus: "Why the Republicans had to nominate a flip-flopper."
* So if poverty leads to teen pregnancy, how do we reduce poverty?
* Follow-up: former Liberian president Charles Taylor sentenced for war crimes.
* Fact and fiction on the Pacific Garbage Patch.
* Good read: think you know who was the main character in Avengers?