PETA: Sacrifice Human, Not Animal Life for Medical Research

The animal rights activist group PETA seems to have its own “ethical” problem—urging the sacrifice of human life rather than that of laboratory animals...

The Global Warming Bubble

You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist in the 1990s to figure that speculative investment in dot-coms with no revenues would be disastrous....

Politicized Science Produces Bad Public Policy

A new study about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Vietnam veterans once again spotlights the need to separate the process of establishing veterans’ benefits...

Food Nannies’ Halloween Cancer Scare

The latest food scare was announced, appropriately enough, on Halloween. But the science behind the scare is about as believable as are ghosts and...

World Trade Center Collapse

Asbestos Fireproofing Might Have Prevented World Trade Center Collapse In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, I suggested in this column on Sept....

Al Gore’s Epic Hypocrisy

Al Gore imagines that future poets will be singing his praises 1,000 years from now. In the meantime back on Planet Earth, he may...

Senate Sets Up Lopsided Global Warming ‘Debate’

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will kick off a legislative effort to address global warming next week. Considering the agenda and witnesses...

Pickens’ Natural-Gas Nonsense

“Get this one,” says billionaire T. Boone Pickens in his latest TV ad, “Iran is changing its cars to natural gas and we’re not...

A New ‘Green’ Body Count Begins

Food riots caused by rising food prices have erupted around the world. Five people died in riots in Haiti—perhaps the first of many casualties...

Green CEOs Bad for Business

Green CEOs and good business just don’t mix. Witness this past week’s embarrassing examples of Ford Motor Co.’s Bill Ford and BP’s Lord John...

The Right to Bear Firecrackers…

As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, safety nannies will be urging a national ban on the sale and use of consumer...

Trillion-Dollar Radiation Mistake?

A federal research panel last week concluded that there is no safe exposure to radiation. It’s a conclusion based on assumptions about cancer that...

EPA Whips Up Air Pollution Scare

The air pollution scare industry is at it again—in a very timely manner to help the Environmental Protection Agency impose more dubious regulations on...

Canned Tuna Pregnancy Scare Smells Fishy

Self-styled consumer watchdog Consumer Reports issued a “new” warning about the safety of canned tuna this week. It’s too bad the magazine didn’t also...

Weathering Hurricane Hysteria

It’s peak North Atlantic hurricane season again and much is being made of a supposedly increased hurricane threat due to man-made global warming. It’s...