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Broadcom's bid to take over Qualcomm is delayed for a national security review

Qualcomm has been handed a 30-day reprieve from Broadcom’s $117-billion hostile takeover bid so U.S. regulators can conduct a national security investigation of the potential deal. In an unusual move late Sunday, the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. ordered Qualcomm to delay...

Crime and punishment roundup

Why Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board hasn’t done much to fix its police crisis [J.F. Meils, Capitol News Service/Maryland Reporter] Three prosecutors with high national profiles who’ve put up dogged, maybe too dogged, resistance toShow More Summary

Reviewers of NIH grants cannot distinguish the good from the great: study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested more than $27 billion in biomedical research through competitive grants during its 2017 fiscal year. Those grants were awarded based on scores assigned by, and conversation between, expert peer reviewers.

Adopted children need closer ties to their birth families, according to national enquiry

Research headed by a University of Huddersfield professor has caused an influential social work organisation to call for a major review of UK adoption law, so that children who have been adopted could retain much closer contact with their birth families.

Khosla Appeals Surfrider’s Martin’s Beach Victory to the U.S. Supreme Court

On Thursday, February 22, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the nation's highest court to review lower court decisions for public access at Martins Beac...

The correlation between raised body mass index and assisted reproductive treatment outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence

Public funding for fertility services within the United Kingdom is limited, and therefore, strict guidance exists regarding who can be offered treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). Body mass index...

Inside the Mind of Marine Le Pen by Michel Eltchaninoff review – the same racist far right

The president of the Front National is a skilful operator who pretends to represent something new. This book looks closely at her words During the campaign for last year’s presidential election, Marine Le Pen presented herself as the...Show More Summary

Thursday links: unnoticeably slow

Review: Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua is an “accessible and provocative treatment [that] sets up...

10 Friday AM Reads

My WTF? A trade war?!  morning train reads: • Dow Vigilantes (Yardeni) • Harvard Blew $1 Billion in Bet on Tomatoes, Sugar, and Eucalyptus (Bloomberg Businessweek) • How Quantum Computing Threatens Blockchain (National Review) • HowShow More Summary

Arificial Intelligance Software Is More Accurate, Faster Than Expert Lawyers In Reviewing Contracts

Mashable, An AI Just Beat Top Lawyers at Their Own Game: The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost. A new study, conducted by legal AI platform LawGeex in consultation with law professors from Stanford University, Duke University School of...

What the Supreme Court’s punt on DACA means

The Post reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to enter the national controversy over “dreamers,” turning down the Trump administration’s request to immediately review lower court decisions that keep in place the program that protects undocumented immigrants brought here as children from deportation. … Federal district judges in California and New York have issued […]

“Speak No Evil”: A Novel of Coming Out in America

The author of “Beasts of No Nation” writes a new book about sexuality, race, and cultural dislocation. Laura Miller reviews. 

Olympics Closing Ceremony Review: Johnny Weir Chills Out At K-Pop Pageant

The well-wired Asian nation's culture and technology was heavily on patriotic display tonight in NBC's coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Winter Games but it was the music of South Korea that really owned the beat and heart...Show More Summary

Stop Offering Gun Grabbers Concessions

David Codrea: I guess it’s no surprise to see NRO offering a sop, as if that will satisfy those who’ve made it clear they want it all. National Review founder William F. Buckley didn’t really get the “shall not be infringed” thing either, on either prior restraints or on militia-suitable arms. And sorry, but David […]

Review: Vance Joy doesn't get caught in the 'Riptide' on self-assured second album

The Australian singer-songwriter returns Friday with new album 'Nation of Two,' his first since breaking out with folk-pop single 'Riptide.'        

WATCH: Conservative Writer Calls Out Trump Hypocrisy Toward 'Sexual Harassers and Abusers of Women'

National Review's Mona Charen was escorted out by security guards. It’s hard to pick a singular highlight/lowlight from CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative American patriots which this year featured an Anglo-Hungarian Neo-Nazi, a British anti-Semite, and a French Islamophobe. Show More Summary

Conservative Writer Stuns with Fiery Rebuke of Trump

National Review writer Mona Charen “was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday after slamming President Trump and conservatives for behaving like ‘hypocrites’ when it comes to women’s issues,” the Washington Examiner reports. Said Charen: “I’m disappointed [...]

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