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Don’t Call Climate Skeptics ‘Deniers,’ Call Us ‘Correct’

 

Arturo Casadevall and Ferric Fang, two academic microbiologists with no special knowledge of climate, recently used their article in the Hill to commit the repellent but now commonplace hate-crime of describing researchers skeptical of the sillier exaggerations of the climate-change establishment as “denialists.” This disfiguring hate-word, calculated to invite an invidious comparison between climate skeptics and those who […]

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Is Technology Really Better for Education?

 

Of the propaganda that generally swirls around public education, none is more prominent than the claim that technological “personalized learning” can transform learning. Ed-tech companies trumpet how “innovative” and “engaging” their products are, perfect for efficiently training the 21st-century drones needed by the global economy. Buy our digital devices for your students, they urge, and […]

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Gay Face and Technology

 

What happens when technology not only knows who you are but knows what you are, what you do, and what you might do ala the movie Minority Report? Google and Facebook already collect scary amounts of data. Facial recognition has been around for a decade and is more accurate than most know. And now, a […]

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The HDTV Switch Revisited: Is ATSC 3.0 Déjà Vu All Over Again?

 

The question has become commonplace on social media:  someone having grown so frustrated with their options for TV that they’re asking for advice on how to “cut the cord”: which services to use, what equipment they need to purchase, how it changes their viewing habits. It used to be easy—you’d plug your TV in, connect […]

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Eclipse Day 2017: A Day to Gaze Upward in Wonder and Awe

 

It was a day to remember and treasure for the ages. The path of solar eclipse “totality” ran across our nation from northwest Oregon to southeast South Carolina with multitudes gathered along the route to mark the occasion. Some were cheated as clouds rolled in obstructing their view of the solar spectacle. But most savored […]

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Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare

 

It’s an article of faith among progressives that they are intellectually and morally superior to conservatives and pretty much everyone else. In fact, the need to see themselves as a cut above mere mortals is far more important to them than any ideology, policy position, or set of objective facts. This is why Barack Obama […]

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Obamacare Repeal Moves Steadily Forward

 

Last week, while most of Washington obsessed over the self-serving cavils of a cashiered federal bureaucrat, Senate Republicans focused on a project much nearer to the hearts of the voters — repealing Obamacare. And the GOP made significant progress in that effort. The Senate parliamentarian ruled that repeal can be passed via reconciliation and Majority […]

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Apple Versus ISIS: The Absurdity of Our World

 

Today, while Apple announces marvelous and wonderful technological advances, ISIS uses those advances to stab, bomb, shoot, run over, and destroy the very civilization that creates those advances. While trying to integrate these dichotomous happenings, there are those defending the barbarous actions of terrorists and the unevolved religion that spawns the terrorism, seemingly ignorant of […]

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Sophisticated Man Is Stupid

 

“Man is stupid, you know, phenomenally stupid; or rather he is not at all stupid, but he is so ungrateful that you could not find another like him in all creation. I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, apropos of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity […]

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We’ll Never Have Paris

 

President Trump reversed President Obama’s commitment to the Paris Accord provoking spasms of loathing from the Left and from all the countries that stood to benefit from the American taxpayer’s money. The Paris Accord was bad for America and most developed countries – redistributing American taxpayer wealth to poorer countries; letting China off the hook for […]

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