While it is easy to take the side of David, the fact is Goliath in this case employs more than 150,000 thanks to Frappucino and other unique drinks. Starbucks officials have a duty to protect those names.
Dr. Dong-Pyou Han resigned his position as a professor at Iowa State after investigators discovered he deceived the National Institutes of Health to make it appear that a rabbit serum produced antibodies that fight AIDS.
His deception helped the university obtain $19 million in research grants to pursue a dead-end in AIDS research. He agreed not to seek another government contract for three years.
That's it? You bilk taxpayers out of $19 million and you walk away without any criminal charge? Here is hoping the U.S. attorney in Iowa fully prosecutes this crook in a lab coat because otherwise, there is no deterrent to ripping off taxpayers in the name of science.
In Denver, people toked in the new year as Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. This is a more honest and legitimate law than those pretentious legalizations of medical use of marijuana, which at best is a marginal herbal painkiller.
Colorado did proud the father of modern American conservativism William F. Buckley Jr., who a half-century ago encouraged ending the prohibition against pot.
A more contemporary conservative, P.J. O'Rourke, wrote, "Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows. Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
West Virginia increasingly is a red state, therefore, the time has come to consider the views of Buckley and O'Rourke and review the state's marijuana laws.