Why Physics and Politics Don’t Mix

Scientists claim to have finally isolated the long-hypothesized Higgs Boson, a particular responsible for endowing other elementary particles with mass. Which gives us an opportunity to, as many editorial cartoonists do, blend two completely unrelated news stories into an awkward cartoon about contemporary politics.

National Priorities for DNA Testing

Rape kits languish untested. Death row inmates can’t get DNA testing at all. But at Ground Zero DNA testing of people we know are dead continues unabated.