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I am not well versed in the statistics of global hunger, but I do know the United States has the largest arable tract of land in the world and it pays farmers to watch it blow away.

Because disposable diapers don't cost enough, Pampers has developed a smart diaper that notifies you when your baby needs to be changed.

Headline: Ivanka Trump misspells United Kingdom in Tweet.
 
In case you were wondering what a slow news day looks like.

The New Yorker ran 12,000 words today about how Al Franken was unfairly deposed as a result of the MeToo movement; rationalizing his behavior in part because it occurred "in his capacity as a comedian." So, it's OK to abuse people as long someone think it's funny? Is that not the precise culture we are trying to change?

The Chaplain of the House of Representatives opened a session this week with a prayer to "cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber".

Now there's no one left to vote on legislation.

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Perhaps the most insidious aspect of Microsoft's software-as-a-service model is that it giveth and it taketh away.

One day you wake up and discover that Microsoft decided you no longer needed a given feature.

Somebody must have contaminated Charles Mountbatten-Windsor's Wheaties (AKA Prince Charles) this week because he rescinded his reprieve from destruction.

“I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.”

In 2009, he doomed humanity by 2017, but in 2015 gifted another thirty-five years.

Should we listen to someone who has not worked a day in his life and whose rank and welfare proceed directly from centuries of oppression and subjugation?