Monthly Archives: July 2019

  • News from the Strait of Hormuz and Saudi Arabia

    News from the Strait of Hormuz and Saudi Arabia

    Grind for July 22ndFIRST SIP:“There are as many opinions as there are experts.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Not Again The HeadlineMore drama in the Strait of HormuzThe GrindA US Navy warship sailing in the Strait of Hormuz took down an Iranian drone Thursday after the unmanned ...
  • A First For The EU Commission

    A First For The EU Commission

    Grind for July 21stFIRST SIP:“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw A Narrow Victory The HeadlineUrsula von der Leyen becomes first female to lead EU CommissionThe GrindIn a secret ballot held Tuesday, MEPs voted 383-327 ...
  • Harris Healthcare and Texas Undercount

    Harris Healthcare and Texas Undercount

    Grind for July 20thFIRST SIP:“Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld I Don’t Think So The HeadlineKamala Harris’s plan for Big Pharma is a little bit fascistThe GrindPresidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) on ...
  • Dealing With Opioid Deaths And The 9/11 Aftermath

    Dealing With Opioid Deaths And The 9/11 Aftermath

    Grind for July 19thFIRST SIP:“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns Good News The HeadlineDrug overdose deaths are down for the first time in 20 yearsThe GrindDrug overdose deaths in the United States have dropped for ...
  • Mexico’s border security efforts – Turkey is buying weapons from Russia

    Mexico’s border security efforts – Turkey is buying weapons from Russia

    Grind for July 18thFIRST SIP:“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.” – Doug Larson Trending The HeadlineUnder pressure from Trump, Mexico is working hard to boost immigration enforcementThe GrindOne June 7th, Mexico ...
  • Liberals Demanding Action

    Liberals Demanding Action

    Grind for July 17thFIRST SIP:“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker Not So Fast The HeadlineProtestors disrupt conference; ask Amazon to cut ties with ICEThe GrindA group of tech workers and immigration activists interrupted a key ...
  • Immigration Raids and More Resignations

    Immigration Raids and More Resignations

    Grind for July 16thFIRST SIP:“History is a vast early warning system.” – Norman Cousins Serves You Right The Headline Labor Sec. resigns amid Epstein controversy The GrindPresident Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta submitted his resignation this week following the ...
  • Toxic Caterpillars and Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

    Toxic Caterpillars and Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

    Grind for July 15thFIRST SIP:“High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.” – Christopher Morley Medical News The HeadlineScientists look for biomarkers to improve Alzheimer’s diagnosisThe GrindOne of the reasons Alzheimer’s is so hard ...
  • Dangerous Words And Drinks

    Dangerous Words And Drinks

    Grind for July 14thFIRST SIP:“Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.” – Alexander Smith New Research The HeadlineNew studies suggest soda greatly increased the risk of cancer.The GrindThe BMJ medical journal recently published a study that ...
  • Big Pharma Wins; Kim Darroch Resigns

    Big Pharma Wins; Kim Darroch Resigns

    Grind for July 13thFIRST SIP:“Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female.” – Desmond Morris Overruled The HeadlineFederal judge blocks Trump Administration policy requiring drug makers to include prices in TV adsThe GrindA federal judge ...