Advice & Dissent

In the wake of three studies published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, news outlets around the world pronounced the highly-expensive drug Herceptin to be literally a "cure" for breast cancer. As I pointed out in my column last week, for about three-fourths of…Read More
"Fuss and Feathers: Pandemic Panic over the Avian Flu Threat" will be the cover of the Weekly Standard on November 14. When I found that out last week I wrote to my editor and asked him, "If it turns out I'm wrong and we all die of flu before the piece comes out do I still get a…Read More
According to today's International Herald Tribune, "Nearly 400 people have been detained for rioting, but few have been jailed; many of the rioters are teenagers, and the vast majority of underage detainees have been released." Nifty! Shoot a cop, wear cuffs for an hour, and then…Read More
Michelle Malkin, a.k.a., "a know-nothing, empty-headed pseudo-intellectual who gets aroused by the smell of totalitarianism," according to one of her politer critics, has just produced one funny yet poignant book: Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild. She did make at least one…Read More
In a demonstration I observed in McPherson Square today that comprised about 100 individuals (and that organizers will claim comprised a million) I saw signs reading: "Bigotry causes AIDS." As a health writer I feel quite foolish because I always thought that it was a virus, one…Read More