Advice & Dissent

Columnist George Will notes that Sarah Palin is "obsessively discussed as a possible candidate in 2012," both by liberal and conservatives, but because she has stirred the imagination of the populist movement on the right - which in turn stirs reaction on the left. Yet in…Read More
Obama has done something right concerning nuclear energy; credit where credit's due. But he also did something very wrong, which we'll get to. The president has promised $8.33 billion in federal loan guarantees for a pair of Georgia nuclear reactors, saying it would give new life…Read More
Predictably, in the wake of the media blitz about the alleged dangers of Toyotas suddenly accelerating, reports of fatalities linked (note: not "caused by") such incidents has shot up. Thank God trial lawyers keep us safe! In December the figure stood at 19, and then in January…Read More
In a provocatively entitled paper in the current issue of the prestigious journal Toxicological Sciences, Richard M. Sharpe asks "Is It Time to End Concerns over the Estrogenic Effects of Bisphenol A?" In a word, "yes." Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an incredibly valuable chemical…Read More
I've been writing about the ethanol scam since before you were born - well, if you were born after 1987 at least. I need to stop, because the more I write the bigger and richer the industry gets and more the rest of us pay the price.Yes, we've been hearing it for three decades…Read More