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Daily Bread for 10.14.21: Ignorance and Fanaticism Threaten Mequon-Thiensville

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 69.  Sunrise is 7:08 AM and sunset 6:12 PM for 11h 04m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 64.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.  On this day in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in…

Daily Bread for 9.26.21: The Vaccine Divide and the Economic Divide

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 82.  Sunrise is 6:47 AM and sunset 6:43 PM for 11h 55m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 73% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1789, George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary…

Daily Bread for 9.8.21: Afghan Refugees More Sensible than Many Native-Born Americans

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 75. Sunrise is 6:28 AM and sunset 7:15 PM, for 12h 47m 32s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1966, the landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired…

Daily Bread for 9.7.21: Formation, General

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will see morning thundershowers with a high of 78. Sunrise is 6:27 AM and sunset 7:17 PM, for 12h 50m 22s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.3% of its visible disk illuminated. The Whitewater  Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.  On this day in 1776, according to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee…

Daily Bread for 8.21.21: Hundreds of Wisconsin Police Officers Back on the Job after Being Fired or Forced Out

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and a high of 81. Sunrise is 6:08 AM and sunset 7:46 PM, for 13h 37m 26s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 98.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1911, the Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo…

Friday Catblogging: Cats’ Genomes

In One More Thing We Have in Common With Cats, Katherine Wu writes about the similarities between feline and human genomes: Cats, it turns out, harbor genomes that look and behave remarkably like ours. “Other than primates, the cat-human comparison is one of the closest you can get,” with respect to genome organization, Leslie Lyons, an…

Trump’s Condition: Unfit by Many Standards

It’s enough, as an indictment of Trump, to see and then reject his role on purely political grounds: a bigoted autocrat of limited knowledge & reasoning ability with a love of foreign dictators and contempt for American liberal democracy.  One doesn’t need a training in medicine to reject Trump. There are, however, compelling critiques of…

More Deaths, No Benefit from Anti-Malaria Drug That Trump Pushed

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the…