Military Culture and Suicide

August 4th, 2012

By Jan Barry One of America’s biggest hidden tragedies is suicide. When I was growing up in the 1950s, it was a virtually forbidden topic. When I began working as a news reporter in the 1970s, I bumped into a tradition in journalism that suicides were not reported. When a Vietnam veteran in a small […]

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The UN Says There Are 7 Billion of Us

October 31st, 2011

By Tom Carter The United Nations Population Division says that as of today there are seven billion people on Earth.  I take that seriously, given that the UN is an efficient organization staffed by poorly paid experts who mostly hail from third-world nations where their countrymen and countrywomen are breeding like bunnies.  Who else would […]

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Statistical Confusion and Sensual Economics

May 5th, 2011

By Tom Carter Seems the only thing people can agree on about the nation’s economic health is that the patient isn’t feeling well.  Beyond that, diagnoses and prognoses and treatment regimens are all different, depending on the ideologies of the political physicians in attendance as well as the rubes in the hallway. The most logical […]

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Is the NFL Bad for Women’s Health?

April 4th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Just prior to the Super Bowl in 1993, a news conference was held by a coalition of women’s groups informing reporters of substantial evidence that domestic violence rose significantly (as much as 40 percent) on Super Bowl Sunday. The subsequent flurry of media attention resulted in this news becoming a “fact” […]

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The Lie of Income Distribution

July 1st, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Mark Twain used to say that there were three types of falsehoods: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  One of those statistics which are typically hurled at conservatives, libertarians, and classical liberals by the various demagogues of the Left is the lie of income distribution.  The amount of wealth belonging to the top […]

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