Here’s where all the 2020 Democrats stand on impeachment

Democratic candidates debate in Houston. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Every candidate now supports the House’s inquiry. One major subject is hanging over October’s Democratic debate: impeachment. Tuesday’s debate will be the first to take place after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump this past September, and it’s expected to put 2020 Democrats on the spot. At this point, there’s universal support across the Democratic field…

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Joe Biden’s Iraq problem

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Joe Biden before a hearing on policy options in Iraq on January 10, 2007. | Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images The former vice president has a long, complicated, and some would say checkered history with Iraq. Here’s the full story. Joe Biden says that when deciding whether to vote in favor of invading Iraq in 2002, he took President George W. Bush at his word and was led astray. “[Bush] looked…

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What does it mean to be an ethical biohacker?

The ethics of DNA editing are being established yeasr after CRISPR technology has been available to the public. | Photo by Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images The first episode of our new technology podcast Reset focuses on DIY gene editing. Josiah Zayner is a biophysicist who made headlines in 2017 when he tried to edit his genome live onstage at a conference. Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify his DNA, Zayner whipped out a…

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