Commentary

The Last Waltz

If you missed our livestream Clubland Q&A on Friday afternoon, here's the action replay. Simply click above and settle back for an hour-plus of my answers to questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet. This latest edition began with ...

Inconvenient Evidence Puts GOP Senators on the Spot in Impeachment Trial

With articles of impeachment delivered and the trial set to start, Republicans in the upper chamber can no longer hedge by claiming ignorance of the facts. ...

Trials and Tribulations

On Wednesday I did double-duty on the airwaves, north and south of the border. I started the day on America's Number One radio show, where I spoke with Congressman Steve Chabot, one of the House impeachment managers from the last Senate trial, of William Jefferson Clinton, back in 1999. Click below...

As If They Were Working To Prove My Point . . .

There is no reasonable reading of the piece in question—which is, ironically enough, about the willful misrepresentation of a news report—that bears that interpretation. ...

World news

Iowa Democrats Treat Warren-Sanders Spat as ‘Who Cares?’

Ann Stromquist watched this week's Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. he studied the candidates' answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when......

Economy

Technology

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You in the Off-World Colonies—for a Price

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has previously conceded that many of the people whom he desires to send to Mars must be prepared to risk death in the process, has sweetened the deal with the hint of some indentured servitude.Read more......

436-Million-Year-Old Scorpion Was Among the Planet’s First Air Breathers

A newly described scorpion dating back to the early Silurian period is answering important questions about the first arachnids and the adaptations that enabled some of the earliest animals on Earth to migrate from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. Read more......

Microsoft’s Climate Plan Has One Huge, Oil-Filled Hole

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith made a bold climate pledge: By 2030, he said the company will remove more carbon from the environment than it emits, and by 2050, will remove more carbon than the company has ever produced.Read more......

Microsoft’s Xbox Console Streaming Preview Is Now Available Worldwide

Following a pretty successful trial run in the U.S. and U.K., Microsoft is now opening up its Xbox One Console Streaming Preview to the world, or at the very least, every country where Microsoft supports Xbox Live.Read more......

10 Bright Things to Add To Your Dreary January...

I have the bad habit of, whenever I see someone wearing University of Wisconsin gear, I give them a HUGE smile and aggressively enthusiastic head nod. Think the Paul Rudd “Look at us” Hot Wings gif, but...even friendlier, if that’s possible? The funny thing is, I didn’t even go to UW,...

Deadly Mystery Virus Spreads Outside China to New Countries

Health officials in Thailand and Japan have announced that a strange new virus, which has killed two people and sickened dozens of others in China, has appeared inside their borders this week. The virus, known as 2019-nCoV, was first identified in Wuhan, China in late December and questions remain about how...

Science / Health

Programmable nests for cells

Using DNA, small silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed novel programmable nanocomposites that can be tailored to various applications and programmed to degrade quickly and gently. For medical applications, they can create environments in which human stem cells can settle down and develop...

Sepsis Kills Double Number of People Than Previously Known

Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say....

Intensity of Binge Drinking Is Rising

While the frequency at which Americans binge drink has declined slightly over the past decade, the number of drinks they imbibe during a binge is rising to dangerous levels, new research shows....

15 Percent of Americans Physically Inactive

Uncle Sam has a message for sluggish Americans: Get moving now. More than 15% of American adults are physically inactive, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports....

Researchers Alter Mosquitoes to Resist Dengue Infection

Mosquitoes that can't be infected by or spread dengue virus have been created by scientists....

Skim Milk Slows Aging Process

If you want to slow down the aging process, it might not hurt to replace whole milk with skim, new research suggests....

Headlines

Reporters Battle New Restrictions In Trying To Cover Senate...

Reporters Battle New Restrictions In Trying To Cover Senate Impeachment Trial  NPRSen. Susan Collins hits back at 'mischaracterization and misunderstanding' of impeachment stance  Fox NewsSenate impeachment trial of Trump officially begins  ABC NewsSenate's impeachment trial is fit for a dictatorship  Los Angeles TimesWhat Will Each Senator Say About Trump? We Deserve to Know  The New York...

Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular...

Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular senator in a new poll  USA TODAYSenate impeachment trial of Trump officially begins  ABC NewsWhat Trump has said about impeachment witnesses  Washington PostSenate's impeachment trial is fit for a dictatorship  Los Angeles TimesWhy the Supreme Court might intervene in the Senate trial  The Washington PostView full coverage...

Trump scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta for trying to disrupt...

Trump scolds CNN's Jim Acosta for trying to disrupt Oval Office news conference: 'Quiet'  Fox NewsKellyanne Conway Melts Down Under Grilling by Fox News  The Daily BeastPompeo stonewalls as evidence emerges of possible surveillance of ex-Ukraine ambassador  CNNLev Parnas Speaks Out About What Trump Knew  The New York TimesNo evidence ties Trump to troubling surveillance...

Private Business, Not Government Business

Can you name a business that government has taken over that has ever turned a profit? Neither can she.

States Rights are American Rights

This patriot from Virginia believes that state government is better than a dictatorial national government. He's not the only one. We will attempt to improve...

More Dangerous, Gators Or Politics?

This gentleman is passionate about two things: politics and alligators; the latter being far less dangerous these days.

Entertainment

The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria Says He’ll No Longer Voice Apu After Controversy

Hank Azaria is leaving his role as Apu on The Simpsons after voicing the character for over 30 years. It's been nearly two years since Hari Kondabolu's TruTV documentary, The... ...

Sports

Mets’ managerial search: Dusty Baker is under consideration

As the Mets conduct their second managerial search this offseason, one veteran skipper’s potential candidacy has gained steam since the last time. An industry source told The Post on Friday that Dusty Baker, who wasn’t seriously considered for the job before Carlos Beltran got hired, is now part of the discussion...

Joe Judge brings in Jason Garrett to be Giants’ offensive coordinator

Joe Judge has hooked his first really big fish as the Giants try to get out from under the deep end of the sea and start swimming closer to playoff waters. The hope within Giants ownership as soon as Judge was hired as head coach was that the 39-year-old could attract...

Opinion: Travis Etienne could be making costly decision staying at Clemson

One of the most surprising stay-or-go decisions by any underclassman in recent memory came down Friday, when running back Travis Etienne announced...

Jacoby Ellsbury gets first nibble of MLB interest from Cubs

Could Jacoby Ellsbury be coming out of his two-year hibernation? The Cubs are at least considering bringing the former Yankee in, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Heyman described it as a “long shot,” but the Cubs do need a leadoff hitter and the 36-year-old Ellsbury is available after the Yankees...