Monthly Archives: September 2009

The economics of education

Jay Greene Jonathan Butcher uses a passage from an article in the Economist as getting off point for education reform. The article characterizes the cell phone as “the single most transformative tool for development” and attributes its spread to underdeveloped … Continue reading

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Scientists fake global warming data

Scientists have been caught cherry-picking data to create a false historical record of the Earth’s temperatures. This could have “significant implications” for the climate studies upon which global warming theories are based. In addition, the scientists hid the raw data … Continue reading

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Considerable quote

“Given time, the economy, unless totally crippled by government intervention, will regenerate itself. That’s because an economy is not a machine that needs jumpstarting. It is people who have objectives they want to achieve. They will not sit on their … Continue reading

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Republicans want you to die

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) warned Americans that “Republicans want you to die quickly” during an after-hours House floor speech Tuesday night.

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This is what passes for research these days?

Joseph Wyatt displays an amazing shallowness of thought and reasoning in his recent effort to criticize the Right for their shallowness of thought and reasoning: There are people who call President Obama a socialist, communist, pinko, hippie, heathen, Muslim, godless, … Continue reading

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Public option amendment a ploy?

I just heard on Fox News that an amendment is being voted on today to add a “public option” provision to the Baucus health care bill. Fox’s line on this is that, since the Baucus bill is the only Democratic … Continue reading

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20 "inaccurate claims"

Michael F. Cannon and Ramesh Ponnuru document 20 “inaccurate claims” (Joe Wilson might call them lies) Obama made about health care reform in his congressional address. They conclude: When President Obama makes a factual claim about health-care policy, he does … Continue reading

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