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Gentle Criticism of the Day: Has Everybody Come Down With a Case of the Stupids?

Hmm. That may have come across as a little harsh. There are three topics in particular that seem to have distracted a number of otherwise-intelligent political correspondents. 1,501 more words

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Mark Twain popularized this phrase over 100 years ago, but it still has much currency today.  Neil Postman updated the idea in his chapter on “scientism” in… 1,058 more words

US oil reserves: What you may not know . . . or wrongly think you do

Joy McCann (@attilagirl) at The Conservatory:

One of the biggest misapprehensions out there regarding U.S. energy policy has to do with what the term “oil reserves” really means.

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US Politics

Coming to California: Cities declare Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy talk spreads among Calif. muni officials

(Reuters) – Two years after Vallejo, California, filed for bankruptcy protection, officials in nearby Antioch are also tossing around the ‘B’ word.

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Political Shenanigans

Gulf Oil Spill: More Government Miscalculations

Once again there are serious questions being raised, by the highly partisan New York Times even, about the “facts” the Obama administration is shoveling trying to out-run their shameless bungling: 228 more words

Political Shenanigans

Obama vowed change, nothing did

The federal budget is still a complete mess, and getting worse, despite the lofty claims and gaseous promises of candidate Obama.  So far Obama is doing a stellar job of being Bush II, something the Left tried to say McCain and Palin would be. 23 more words

Capitalism And Economy