Advice & Dissent

Mark Sircus, head of something called the International Medical Veritas Association, needs to learn a bit about the meaning of "Veritas." In a commentary titled "Intellectual Prostitution," he calls a whore anybody who disagrees with the proposition that childhood vaccines…Read More
For those who still believe the nation's girth growth is strictly a personal matter, this article shows it's not just the war in Iraq that's hurting military recruiting. Nearly 20 percent of men and 40 percent of women of recruiting age are too fat even to be considered. Add to…Read More
If you're in your 40s or older, you probably remember "The Mod Squad," about a trio of cops whose only distinguishing feature was gender and color. They were described as: "One black, one white, one blonde." That's fine for TV, but in considering nominations for the highest court…Read More
Economist Robert Samuelson has an excellent column (does he write any other kind?) on the hypocrisy of the European nations who signed the Kyoto Accord agreeing to cut emissions allegedly contributing to global warming and that lashed out bitterly at the U.S. for not doing so…Read More
In May I returned from an embed with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah, having gone over with the idea that the MSM wasn't telling it like it is. Guess what; they weren't. I've filed a couple of pieces on it, here and here, of which versions appeared on Townhall. But…Read More