Advice & Dissent

Toyota complaints keep pouring in to the National Highway Safety Administration, and some are pretty darned bizarre. But most are less so than a Colorado woman's woman's claim that a vampire attacked her Chevy Blazer.Subaru killed my mommy! The 58-year-old woman, whom police said…Read More
When will we fully accept that highly talented writers, even if convicted murderers, should never be in jail? Didn't we see that with the killer Norman Mailer helped spring, who just a month later stabbed ... Uh, never mind.Celebrity murderer Wilbert Rideau, living the good life…Read More
"Panic is what we want,"* Washington Post* columnist Anne Applebaum wrote last May of swine flu. "Panic is good," she said, also labeling the disease a "pandemic" five weeks before the World Health Organization (WHO) did.The Post's rational response to swine flu Yet flu season…Read More
The "anti-denialism" campaign is, to use a word I rarely employ, a literal conspiracy - albeit something of an open one in that it's openly pushed by Chris Mooney. The purpose is two-fold. Brand those with the "wrong" scientific views not just as "kooks" or "nuts" but as…Read More
"President Obama tried Wednesday to channel public outrage about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into support for a climate-change bill, seeking to redefine an issue that threatens to tarnish his presidency," according to the Washington Post. I've written on how absolutely anything…Read More