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Michael Fumento
Michael Fumento is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and a nationally syndicated columnist for Scripps Howard News Service.
by | Jan 18, 2008

Grant the anti-childhood vaccine fanatics this, they are dogged. No amount of data, no number of studies from any array of sources will sway them from their assertions that thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative once used in many such injections,…

by | Nov 27, 2007

The UNAIDS program has issued its annual report in which, finally, it doesn’t say how many more current HIV infections there are this year than last. Rather it drops the figure by over six million from its 2006 estimate. Specifically,…

by | Sep 14, 2007

New scientific discoveries keep eating away at the prophecy that “bird flu,” avian influenza type H5N1, will become readily transmissible from human to human and unleash a disastrous pandemic. This leaves little but rhetoric and those big, terrifying, huge, terrifying…

by | Aug 29, 2007

“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” So observed Benjamin Franklin centuries ago. But Franklin didn’t comment on whether food intake restriction worked by keeping people thin or by making them thin. Indeed, it’s become a mantra of the “size…

by | Aug 21, 2007

It was an October surprise courtesy of the Lancet medical journal. A report, rushed to the public via online publication five days before the 2004 election, claimed the American-led coalition had directly or indirectly killed about 100,000 Iraqi civilians since…

by | Aug 16, 2007

In retrospect, you knew there would be trouble when you put the people responsible for the Space Shuttle program in charge of tracking U.S. temperatures. So perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a big surprise when it was revealed that…

by | Aug 1, 2007

What makes you fat? Eating cheesy-poofs while watching Sex in the City reruns? Wolfing down a Wendy’s “Baconator,” comprising a double cheeseburger with six strips of bacon that could feed everyone in Darfur for a week? How about when you…

by | Jul 13, 2007

“Breast Cancer Link to Racial Discrimination.” No doubt that Reuters headline, and others like it, pleased race-baiters who would have us think every problem blacks have is due to persistent prejudice. Sadly for them, the report is politically correct trash…

by | Jun 8, 2007

“This war is winnable.” I can’t say how often during my recent embed in the southern Afghanistan Province of Zabul, just north and east of Kandahar, I heard officers and noncoms say that. Implicit is that it’s also losable; but…

by | May 22, 2007

This article appears in the May 2007 issue of The American Spectator. Click here to subscribe. If you or a loved one is currently ill or planning to be so in the near future, don’t bother looking to embryonic stem…

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