GOP Wants to Fund Israeli 'Iron Dome', Smokers Live Longer Than Obese, We're Going Extinct: A.M. Links


  • Fugure/Flickr

    Speaking in Los Angeles Thursday, President Obama touted "economic patriotism," which apparently involves keeping companies headquartered here by fiat. The president called on Congress to pass a bill ending the "unpatriotic tax loophole" that allows U.S. companies to acquire foreign companies and "invert" business overseas. 

  • Exhausted by doing something surprisingly sane last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is promoting GOP legislation providing emergency funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. "Republicans are united in support of our ally Israel," he said yesterday.
  • Israeli and Palestinian forces clashed in the West Bank Thursday night, after the Fatah government there called for a "day of rage" in solidarity with Gaza. 
  • The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Food and Drug Administration in a lawsuit filed by activists seeking to end the use of antibiotics in livestock feed.
  • Researchers from the National Cancer Institute found that smokers live longer than the very obese. 
  • Federal agencies' next college campus meddling may involve transgender student accomodations
  • Scientists say we may be in the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

Follow Reason and Reason 24/7 on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.