(Scott Johnson) In Molière’s Bourgeois Gentleman , Monsieur Jourdain famously discovers that he has been speaking prose all his life without knowing it. Like Monsieur Jourdain, I find that I have been following the rules for reading formulated by cartoonist Scott Adams ( Dilbert ) without knowing them.
Source: Dilbert’s rules of reading
On Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist candidate who has run on a plan to nationalize medicine and ban health insurance, began to feel ill while doing an event at a Pakistani Halal restaurant. Sanders requested a chair in the middle of answering a question.
Source: Bernie Sanders Could Have Died Under Medicare-for-All
The NYT published an article asserting 40 “facts” indicting Trump. In truth, each of those “facts” was false or pure opinion based upon intractable bias. The New York Times published an article by one of its opinion columnists, David Leonhardt, that purports to indict Trump in a mere 40 sentences, each asserting a supposedly devastating “fact” showing Trump to be a criminal, a fascist, or a fool.
Source: On Trump, Progressives confused by irony and facts
HERE’S A GREAT QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS ON TRUMP: Issues & Insights poses it this way : “Of course there is no evidence that Trump is a racist or white supremacist. If he is, why wasn’t this fact made known over his more than three decades as a public figure; when he was registered as a Democrat in the first decade of this century; when he was friends with the Clintons; and when he donated money to Hillary’s Senate campaign, several other Democrats, and the Clinton Foundation?” Read the whole thing.
Source: HERE’S A GREAT QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS ON TRUMP: Issues & Insights poses it this way: “Of course …
ANDREW MCCARTHY: If the House Won’t Vote, Impeachment Inquiry Is Just a Democratic Stunt . Only the House can impeach the president. If there is to be an inquiry about invoking this most solemn and consequential of the House’s powers, the House must vote to conduct it.
Source: ANDREW MCCARTHY: If the House Won’t Vote, Impeachment Inquiry Is Just a Democratic Stunt. Only th…
(Don Boudreaux) Tweet In February 2005 I began writing a twice-monthly column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . I thank Colin McNickle for inviting me to write this column, and I’m grateful that the good people at the Trib , even though Colin has now moved on, continue to want me to write it.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Capitalism & slavery”
Dr. Patrick Moore wrote today on Twitter that this is an “Excellent piece on how to distinguish good science from bad politics. Don’t know how I missed it.” He’s referring to the 2017 article by Jay Richards “ Politics Disguised as Science: When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’ ” with the subtitle “Anyone who has studied the history of science knows that scientists are not immune to the non-rational dynamics of the herd.” Here’s a condensed version of Jay Richard’s excellent article: 1. When different claims get bundled together.
Source: Politics disguised as science: a 12-point checklist for when to doubt a scientific ‘consensus’
The video above is from Friends of Science , a Canada-based “non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers comprised mainly of active and retired earth and atmospheric scientists, engineers, and other professionals.” On the same day last week that Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the United Nations about her fears of a climate emergency, a group of 500 prominent scientists and professionals, led by the co-founder Guus Berkhout, sent this registered letter to the United Nations Secretary-General stating that there is no climate emergency and climate policies should be designed to benefit the lives of people.
Source: There is no climate emergency, say 500 experts in letter to the United Nations