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One thing that makes the recent scare even more ridiculous is that lead chromate has been falling out of favor for years, anyway. Newer fields aren’t made of nylon, so it’s no longer needed to prevent fading.
Why, then, is the press scaring people? Perhaps it’s because we like to be scared. Headlines warning of urgent doom are great for circulation, even when they turn out to be untrue. When’s the last time you read an article all the way through that said, “everything’s fine, nothing to see here”?
Sober, non-sensationalist science reporting is bad for business, so it gets weeded out over time. Much like H.L. Mencken’s theory of democracy, news consumers are getting what they want, good and hard.
That’s a real shame. The government is now wasting tax dollars investigating a non-threat because journalists decided to get the lead out.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?