April is Autism Awareness Month, which you knew unless you’ve spent the last decade under a rock. There’s a side of autism that you don’t see if you don’t live with/teach/support an […]
When reaching out to better understand my fellow Americans, facts are non-negotiable
A shared, common understanding of the facts is a prerequisite for any attempts at understanding the perspectives of my fellow Americans.
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Millions of Americans are drinking water tainted with drugs
By Martin Bosworth If you were grossed out by the generally reasonable idea of drinking recycled sewer water to preserve supplies, you’ll love this–as many as 41 million Americans have been drinking […]
Government award revives thimerosal controversy?
I’m not enough of a medical expert to know exactly what this means, but I’m certain thousands of parents around the country with autistic children are keenly interested. Government Concedes Vaccine Injury […]
An open letter to Steven Milloy
Earlier today I posted an extended analysis of the reporting, good and bad, surrounding the recent California Department of Public Health study on thimerosal and autism rates. But then I got to […]
Science, reporting and the new California report on autism and thimerosal
I’ve written in the past about the problem of bad science reporting in the US. The short version: very few American reporters have enough grounding in statistics and the sciences to accurately […]
Bush guarantees Obama fundraising increase with sloppy hit pieces
By Martin Bosworth Just as the condemnation of MoveOn.org’s “General Betrayus” ad ensured a spike in the organization’s funding and donations, George Bush seems set to do the same for Barack Obama’s […]
Fed prepares to “move the goalposts” to delay recession; Greenspan says “Not my fault”
By Martin Bosworth The phrase “moving the goalposts” has been applied most heavily in public discourse of late to the Bush regime’s “strategery” regarding the Iraq war. Through the “surge” and constant […]
Justice Department on net neutrality: “Trust us”
By Martin Bosworth Yesterday the Justice Department filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission opposing the principle of “net neutrality” and urging the FCC not to sanction regulations to protect it. In […]