Advice & Dissent

The cover of Al Gore's new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, features a satellite image of the globe showing four major hurricanes - results, we're meant to believe, of man-made global warming. All four were photoshopped. Which is nice symbolism, because in a…Read More
1965, Medicare health insurance authorized for all Americans over age 65 along with Medicaid that covers both seniors and the poor. Somehow for 190 years Americans were able to make do without it. 2006, Largest expansion of Medicare since origin in also covering prescription…Read More
The Big Scare of 2009 is over, folks. The U.S. swine flu epidemic has ended. "The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was below the epidemic threshold," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Fluview and this chart shows…Read More
Or somewhere new, anyway. By necessity. So says Al Gore. Endangered species? In a speech at the Copenhagen climate summit he declared: "These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr Wieslav Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice…Read More
"A principal in Arlington County, Virginia announced Monday that she will call off an assignment that asked students to represent the views of the Taliban during a mock United Nations after some parents called it inappropriate," reports the Washington Post. Yeah, you could say…Read More