The Media

When Popular Science Goes Rogue

When Popular Science Goes Rogue

In a recent article, the New York Times heralded with much fanfare a “potential breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research”. The scientific community, the relentless white coats that slog through repetitive minutiae in the pursuit of biological understanding, enjoy positive press as much as the next collective. However, too much of a good thing can be disastrous–especially […]

The Trickle-Downs of Campaign Spending

The Trickle-Downs of Campaign Spending

The numbers have been crunched, pundits have weighed in and there now seems to be no doubt that 2012 election spending will reach $6 billion. And although I don’t think such spending qualifies as a worthwhile investment, some of our friends, readers, and haters claim that the $6 billion spent has to amount to some […]

The Year of Percents

44% of me has a feeling that this election will actually be decided by this one issue—56% of me knows that I’m dead wrong. The issue I’m referring to is, of course, the Mitt Romney Tapes, a la Romneygate or GaffeGaffe2012, or whatever punchy name you’d like to call it. 47% of people in this country […]

Running the News Cycle Gambit

Good point: the lack of insurance problem can be linked to unemployment. Bad point: deliberately taking the cost of universal insurance out of the cost-offset context provided by the rest of the PPACA. I’m no Politifact.com, and I’m not so interested in adding to the endless array of editorials concerned with the factual nature of […]