By Paul Johnson:It's easy to get lost in all the gloom and doom of the approaching "fiscal cliff" these days with constant reminders all around us. There's even a counter on the MarketWatch.com site that tolls the days, hours, minutes and seconds as we irretrievably march closer and closer to the precipice.
“It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”- Yogi Berra
Like so many people who blog about elections, Nate Silver has a penchant for making predictions. What separates Silver from many of his colleagues and competitors is that he is right. A lot.
Amid the barrage of chilling news about Ebola and its toll, another virus attracted relatively little attention recently as it coughed and sneezed its way into Canadian lives.
Enterovirus D68, however, is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. Being likened to polio will do that.
Public health officials had warned doctors earlier this fall to be on the lookout for EV-D68, a cold-like bug that was showing up in unusual numbers and causing serious respiratory complications for a small minority of young patients, some of whom have wound up on breathing machines.
When judgment day comes -- which some US Christian fundamentalists insist will happen on Saturday -- have you thought about what you're going to do with the family dog and cat?In 26 US states, you could have them rescued and adopted by enterprising atheists who have set up a business to care for the animal companions of any Christians who are selected to go to heaven when Jesus Christ comes back.