In the early 20th century, chestnut blight fungus introduced from overseas devastated American chestnuts—the then-dominant trees in eastern forests stretching from Maine to Mississippi. Crossbreeding and genetic engineering efforts promise to return the tree to American forests, but University of Vermont emeritus biologist Bernd Heinrich declares such efforts a "Trojan horse" and a threat to his "sacred" naturally evolved nuts. But, as Ron Bailey points out, it's likely that only human ingenuity can restore these majestic trees to their rightful place.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
In 2018, the Republican said family separations were "tragic and heart-rending."
A new survey of students' free speech attitudes has both encouraging and worrying findings.
Rules range from absurd to appalling without respect for civil liberties or basic logic.