Fake ‘GDP growth’ number reeks of (literal) manipulation

Lies, damn lies, statistics.

Reality, according to your lying eyes.
Reality, according to your lying eyes.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Amnesty and shutdown scares: Are the American people really more stupid than I am?

Stupid is as stupid argues.

Setting up the appeasement argument at FNS, 16 November.
Setting up the appeasement argument at FNS, 16 November.

The conservative pundits seem to think so.  New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Big Data: Collecting, selling, exploiting data on schoolchildren

Brother Data, Sister Nudge.

Targets.
Targets.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

When is America no longer free enough to be worth preserving?

No liberty or justice for any.

flag tatters 2New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Surgeon General-gate and the double standard for mixing health, guns, and politics

The public health realm IS political.

The New England Journal of Medicine has come out in high dudgeon over the vocal opposition of gun-rights activists to Obama’s surgeon general nominee, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy.  Howard Portnoy highlighted earlier this month Dr. Murthy’s belief that doctors should interrogate patients on whether they have guns in the home.  As Howard pointed out, the provisions of Obamacare mean that the results of such questioning would be entered into the universal health-care database to which government officials would have access.  The NRA naturally objects.

The editorial at NEJM thunders: Continue reading “Surgeon General-gate and the double standard for mixing health, guns, and politics”