Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Caveman Liberalism

Robert Stacy McCain is a blogging dynamo known for his shoe-leather journalism. Stacy went from a gig as assistant national editor and reporter at the Washington Times to blogging full-time. Oh and as Glenn Reynolds has said on more than one occasion, you cannot out-crazy Stacy McCain.

McCain today explained what liberalism stands for.


American Vignettes: Katharine Mary Drexel

My series on exceptional Americans continues with a profile of Katharine Mary Drexel, the patron saint of racial equality, on this the 156th anniversary of her birth. I will post five vignettes on Thanksgiving Day.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Three Stooges and peer review

In the face of growing skepticism of the theory that carbon dioxide causes global warming, proponents keep pointing to what they call peer-reviewed papers. Here is my definition of peer review: Larry and Moe vouch for Curly. Larry and Curly vouch for Moe. Moe and Curly vouch for Larry.

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

The evidence continues to come in. Retraction Watch reported on the latest scientific journal to retract peer-reviewed papers and noted: "Journals have retracted more than 100 papers in the past two years for fake peer reviews, many of which were written by the authors themselves."



The insipidness of Obamacare

On Sunday, the New York Times ran another editorial confusing health insurance for health care, "The Piecemeal Assault on Health Care." That's like saying you cannot have a home without home owners insurance.

The system worked in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri, was such a mess last night that I wrote a lengthy post lashing out at the news media. Then West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey tweeted this and put it all in perspective.

American Vignettes: Andrew Carnegie

My series on exceptional Americans continues with a look at industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on the 179th anniversary of his birth. I will post five vignettes on Thanksgiving Day.


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