Forbes’ Trevor Butterworth points to a story about David Allison, a biostatistician who appears to buck the consensus on soda and obesity and is paying a price for it. But according to Butterworth, he’s actually doing no such thing: Allison… Continue Reading
Among the member states of the United Nations, Albania, Bhutan, Egypt, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe share a particular distinction that no other member state can claim. What is it?
Having recently been down into Los Angeles several times, I’ve come across the periphery of food truck culture. This seems to me something that I am simply not hip enough to participate in. It’s a gigantic tease — the interesting, trendy,… Continue Reading
A look at the CPS, obesity, and law enforcement. “Probably most of [the CPS’s] calls are from mandated reporters, such as teachers. They see a kid who comes to school in old dirty clothes a lot, or see some bruises,… Continue Reading
(Cross-posted on the main page.) Here in California, Governor Brown has just signed a law mandating that the history curriculae of the public schools include coverage of “the contributions of gay, lesbian and transgendered Americans.” Below the fold, I have… Continue Reading
Hoo boy. Assembling privilege logs at ten o’clock at night one o’clock in the morning while preparing for appellate arguments in a different case tomorrow which happens to be your rule 26(a) disclosure date in yet another case. With a… Continue Reading
Senator Allan Davis (W-CO) made the following comment: “My opponent eats babies.” CLAIM: Federalist Senate nominee Mark Phillips eats babies. TRUTH: We cannot find any evidence that Mark Phillips eats human babies. On February 14, 2003, the Rocky Mountain News… Continue Reading
Aside from serving as Vice President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler, William King, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Walter Mondale, Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, and Joe Biden have something in common that none of the other men who have… Continue Reading
The conversation between Burt and Scott about profiling at our airports brings up some mixed feelings on my part. I think that critics of profiling understate its potential effectiveness. I mean sure, if you target Arabs and only Arabs you… Continue Reading
Yesterday was a good reminder to me just how spoiled I am. I blame you, Ordinaries, fellow sub-Ordinaries, and the Readers. And I blame the judiciary.