(Scott Johnson) In this morning’s New York Times Eric Lipton and Michael Schmidt have a tardy, delicately phrased, and wary story about Madam Hillary’s private server/email arrangement as Secretary of State. Their story is “Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary
By Michael Martina, Eric M. Johnson and Joseph Menn SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seeking to warm bilateral ties and project a sunny climate for U.S. business, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Wednesday to cut restrictions on foreign investment,...Show More Summary
By Michael Martina, Alwyn Scott and Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, facing a skeptical audience on the first day of a week-long U.S. visit, sought to reassure business and government officials on Tuesday over a long list of irritants, from economic reform to cyber attacks, human rights and commercial theft. Show More Summary
By Michael Martina and Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to reassure U.S. officials on Tuesday that Beijing remains committed to financial reforms and an open economy. "China will not go backward in this process," Xi said at a forum for U.S. Show More Summary
By Michael Martina and Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Seattle on Tuesday to kick off a week-long U.S. visit that will include meetings with U.S. business leaders, a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama and an address at the United Nations. Show More Summary
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police at a gas station late on Tuesday in a St. Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a white officer in August, police and local media said. Show More Summary
Andre Holland as Dr. Algernon Edwards, Michael Angarano as Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering, Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery, Eve Hewson as Nurse Lucy Elkins and Eric Johnson as Dr. Everett Gallinger in Cinemax's The Knick One technique...Show More Summary
Misogyny is not human nature. That's what evolutionary biology researcher Eric Michael Johnson explains in Slate, where he explores the connections between male baboon behavior and male human behavior during "The Fappening." Turns out that patriarchy actually undermines our fitness as a species. Read more...
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets with police officials in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photo by Ryan Johnson The August 9 shooting of Michael Brown was a tragedy, but at least the ensuing backlash against myriad police sins...Show More Summary
Eric Decker gets the money and Michael Vick gets the headlines, but Chris Johnson is the key newcomer on the New York Jets' offense. If healthy, he's the one player who can change the way opponents look at the Jets. He gives Rex Ryan something he has never had -- a home-run threat in the backfield. Forget about Ground & Pound. Show More Summary
Hilarious, well-made short film by Eric Kissack. Find yourself 10 minutes and a big screen. (Via Michael B. Johnson.) ?
Eric Johnson joins Destin Legarie for a game of Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Perfectionist. Oh and don't worry. We totally ask him what it's like replacing Michael Ironside.
Disney is in negotiations with Robert Schwentke to direct The Finest Hours. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Logline: In 1952...Show More Summary
Sarah Silverman is a renowned actor, comedian, and member of YouTube’s newfound elite multi-channel network JASH (aka the “comedy collective featuring original content by partners Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts” that just released a music video that aims to answer the age old question of whether or not you’re fcking). Show More Summary
Darwin argued "Those communities which included the greatest number of the most sympathetic members would flourish best": The Gospel of Wealth Fails the Inequity Test in Primates, by Eric Michael Johnson. Scientific American: Fairness is the basis of the social...
Over at Slate, evolutionary anthropologist Eric Michael Johnson has a fascinating essay about what science has to say about Ayn Rand's theories of human nature. After immersing himself in Rand's work, Johnson set out to uncover what researchers in the field of evolutionary anthropology had discovered about human selfishness and altruism. Show More Summary
The hope is that if we can isolate the factor that pushes some people to murder their fellow citizens, perhaps we can alter our social environment and reduce the likelihood that these terrible acts will be repeated in the future. The only problem is, which one could it be?
Eric Michael Johnson has an excellent round-up of recent debates about “group selection.” If there is one major issue I might take with the narrative outlined, it is the idea that E. O. Wilson has made a recent about-face in regards to group selection, going from a skeptic to a believer. Show More Summary
Eric Michael Johnson has posted a wonderful and wide-ranging interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: "Raising Darwin’s Consciousness: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on the Evolutionary Lessons of Motherhood". The balance of my life did not feel right. Show More Summary
This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.