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Rudy Giuliani vs. the Greens

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has all but declared himself a Republican presidential candidate by filing an official “statement of candidacy” and saying he is “in…

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WTO’s Lamy embraces Gaia

  For those who don’t think trade is in trouble and is being used as the big stick to solve all global problems, the World…

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“Political Science”

Also worth reading in the weekend Journal is an article by Philip Stott, professor emeritus of biogeography at the University of London, in which…

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Fun with Numbers Part 3

Well, it turns out that the report on which I based my previous two posts on IPCC temperature projections was hideously garbled. The reporter had…

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Smoking ban in France, Yes France

Pubs in Ireland, pubs in Great Britain, bard in New York — in recent years, long-established smoking traditions have been snuffed out in the unlikeliest places — and the country whose…

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Roberts explains it all

For those who have been tempted by the attractions of Pigovian taxes, Russell Roberts provides a cogent explanation of why Coasean theory suggests that…

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More fun with numbers

I wrote earlier about how the IPCC has quietly changed its definition of its projected temperature rises to include all pre-industrial warming, not just…

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r u rdy 2 mt f2f re H.B. 515?

Unfortunately for members of the lower house of Maine’s legislature, some of their colleagues have decided that they all have less self-control than most 14-year…

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A President France Deserves?

Everyone’s favorite “walrus-moustachioed” anti-globalist has set his eyes on high public office. French sheep-farmer/McDonald’s hater Jose Bove has declared he’ll be running for President…

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Politicizing the politicization of science

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds “unacceptably large numbers of federal climate scientists [have] personally experienced instances of [political] interference…

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Milton Friedman, psychic?

By proclamation of several cities and states, Monday was Milton Friedman Day. CEI was one of many free-market groups that joined in this…

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True Congressional Confessions

In today’s Politico, Amy Doolittle has a light-hearted story on the tours that Members of Congress occasionally give for constituents around the Capitol. A…