Confessions extracted under torture are notoriously unreliable. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine illustrates this point well.
Aug 24, 2006, 00:15
Finally, a list that matters
Lists fascinate Americans. Compiling them in fact has become an industry that generates untold amounts of revenue, builds life-saving circulation for magazines, provides after-dinner entertainment and causes heartburn for those who get left off them. From the best-dressed to the best-undressed, there seems to be no end to what gets measured.
Aug 22, 2006, 00:58
Dealing with the 'new anti-semitism'
Where there's a way, there's a will. Given an opportunity to wield power, some knucklehead, somewhere, will use it. That's why I worry about signs that so many folks lately -- left and right -- are playing into what's called the "new anti-Semitism."
Aug 21, 2006, 18:55
Corporations pander to the left
A report issued recently by the Capital Research Center in Washington punctures illusions that tend to associate big corporations with right-wing or conservative causes. The report depicts a reality that is exactly the opposite.
Aug 21, 2006, 00:47
No way out
It seems the Bush administration's attitude is to convince the people that we can deal with our oil gluttony if we just focus on drilling the last reservoirs of oil under our control. This blind charge doomed any Senate discussion of sensible provisions to address our addiction to oil, leaving only a misguided attempt to feed it.
Aug 18, 2006, 00:31