Advice & Dissent

The emerging Iraqi army By Robert H. Scales Published October 14, 2005 I traveled to Iraq this week with a group of military analysts. From my visit I concluded that the greatest change in the military balance over since last summer has been achieved by the Iraqis Security forces…Read More
After I wrote recently about the lack of evidence connecting childhood vaccines preserved with thimerosal to autism, here and here, I received a slew of nasty letters from angry parents. Several cited "studies" showing that while the autism rate is 1 in 166 among the general…Read More
. . . Al Qaeda's Number Two man Ayman al-Zawahiri disagrees with you. From his letter of July 9, 2005 to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, to the head (and headsman, as in "decapitator") of Al Qaeda in Iraq: "I want to be the first to congratulate you for what God has blessed you with in…Read More
British scientists report in The New Scientist that they have repaired patients' damaged livers by using bone marrow stem cells painlessly collected from their own blood. Patients were first injected with a drug that stimulates their bone marrow to produce extra stem cells, which…Read More
"Dr. Phil" McGraw has been slapped with a lawsuit from three Los Angelenos over his "Shape Up!" diet plan. They're seeking to expand it to a class action and are demanding refunds and additional damages. The suit alleges that the plan is worthless. It included taking 22 herbal…Read More