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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 | Mar 27, 2007

The fatter we become the greater our desire to blame that fatness on something — anything — other than eating too much and moving too little. The entire gazillion-dollar diet book industry is based on this premise and people keep…

by | Mar 21, 2007

John Edwards, being neither a woman nor a racial minority, isn’t doing especially well in his campaign to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for the U.S. presidency. Alas for him, if he were half as successful in campaigning for America’s…

by | Mar 1, 2007

“Religious Right Cited False Report to Combat Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation.” So reads the lede of a thread (an Internet posting followed by commentaries) of a group called “DEFCON: Campaign to Defend the Constitution.” Translation: DEFCON hates the religious right…

by | Jan 18, 2007

It’s enough to make you want to arf. Our pooches are growing paunches at an alarming rate. Five percent of the over 60 million dogs in this country are considered obese, meaning at least 20 percent over ideal weight. Almost…

by | Jan 3, 2007

As flu season arrives in North America, the media and their anointed health experts are squawking once again about how we could be blindsided by an avian flu pandemic that some have estimated could kill a billion persons worldwide. New…

by | Dec 27, 2006

It’s a busy time at Arlington Cemetery, not because of deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan but primarily those of WWII vets. Thus while first funerals are normally at 9 am, Maj. Megan McClung’s was at 8:30. This was actually quite…

by | Dec 4, 2006

The capital of al Anbar Province, Ramadi remains for U.S. troops the most violent city in Iraq. Yet as I reported in my November 27th “Return to Ramadi” Weekly Standard article, we seem finally to be gaining ground there against…

by | Nov 13, 2006

The number of embeds in Iraq is so small it’s grotesque. During the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, more than 600 reporters, TV crews and photographers were embedded with Coalition Forces, according to the Associated Press. Last year, during the…

by | Sep 14, 2006

Starting in early 2002, firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center on that awful day the previous September began reporting what became labeled “World Trade Center Cough.” Since then, numerous other first responders, later responders involved in search and…

by | Sep 12, 2006

The fierce public debate over killing human embryos to create lines of embryonic stem cells is over; tout finit; THE END. It was buried with a stake thrust through its heart by a study published in the world’s most prestigious…

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