Advice & Dissent

As I write in the New York Post, the Waxman-Markey climate legislation could cost the nation nearly $10 trillion -- while doing virtually nothing to stop warming. That's because to the extent it would reduce warming at all it would do so through limiting "greenhouse gas…Read More
"Student's Flu Death Raises Concerns at Nation's Universities," blares the headline of a Fox News story. Turns out the student hadn't even started classes and had a serious underlying health problem, MS. That condition is especially important, because MS is often treated with…Read More
The following is from an essay on why people love conspiracy theories: Unfortunately, most people in our culture don't seek enlightenment in their daily reading. They seek either confirmation bias or entertainment, or better yet both together. The last thing they want is a…Read More
To a grand media reception, the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology issued a paper giving as a "plausible scenario" 30,000 - 90,000 U.S. swine flu deaths, with a peak before Americans would have a chance to get vaccine immunity. It's pork baloney, as I write…Read More
Letter to the editor, Washington Post, September 1, 2009 HIV/AIDS Isn't A Shared Risk Regarding the Aug. 29 Metro article "District Launches HIV-Test Campaign": D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was quoted as saying, "Everybody is at risk" regarding HIV/AIDS. Really? Everything I have…Read More