Friday, January 06, 2006

"What we are now witnessing is the death throes of the GOP 'revolution.'"



"When this is all over, this will be bigger than any [government scandal] in the last 50 years, both in the amount of people involved and the breadth to it," Stan Brand, a former U.S. House counsel who specializes in representing public officials accused of wrongdoing, told Bloomberg News. "It will include high-ranking members of Congress and executive branch officials."

Read more on the AlterNet.

Also, the Center for Public Integrity's Lobby Watch is sure to become an important source.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Immortality in Prime Time: Aubrey de Grey on 60 Minutes!


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Morley Safer: Can the social scientists keep up with the physical scientists in terms of a city of a million people that becomes a city of 50 million people, all of them perfectly healthy with no sign of them going anywhere?

Aubrey de Grey: Sure, it will be difficult. All I say is that this is a choice that the society of the future, that has these therapies at its disposal, is entitled to make for itself.

Justice watching TV: Actually, there is a special group of social scientists working to anticipate and propose solutions to these potential problems right NOW: the Fellows of the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies.