Obama scientific integrity

WHAT HAPPENED TO OBAMA’S PROMISE TO RESTORE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY? – JONATHAN LATHAM

Pretty much every branch of the US government has had trouble implementing President Obama’s flagship scientific integrity policy. In 2011, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) appointed the scientist Dr. Paul Houser to be its first ever Officer of Scientific Integrity. Within a year he was fired. Believing his dismissal was for drawing attention to a scientifically questionable Department policy, …

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How Corporate America Invented Christian America – KEVIN M. KRUSE

In December 1940, as America was emerging from the Great Depression, more than 5,000 industrialists from across the nation made their yearly pilgrimage to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, convening for the annual meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers. The program promised an impressive slate of speakers: titans at General Motors, General Electric, Standard Oil, Mutual Life, …

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You Cannot Be a Republican and a Christian

No one in American life today proclaims their allegiance to Christ more conspicuously than those who have rejected most of what Christ actually taught: Republicans. The modern Republican Party’s hell-bent embodiment of nearly everything Christ warned against has become so serious that we have to call it out. You cannot be a Republican and a Christian. Of course, it wasn’t …

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Organic dairy farming struggles to keep up with demand

Mark Wickenhauser stood in the doorway of his weathered 1910 barn and viewed the dark soil that will soon sprout a pasture rich with alfalfa and other grasses. He has worked all his life at the family dairy farm near Cologne in Carver County but switched from conventional to organic farming in 2005. “It wasn’t the popular thing to do, …

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Soap ingredient linked to liver toxicity and cancer

 Do you wash your hands with antibacterial soap on a regular basis? Well, it turns out, you could be harming your liver. A March 2015 article in Life Extension magazine reports that the main antibacterial agent in these soaps, a substance called triclosan, can cause liver cancer in mice in a laboratory setting. This is alarming news for the millions of people across the world …

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Real U.S. Unemployment Rate at 23.2%, not 5.5%

The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers. The U-3 unemployment rate is the monthly headline number. The U-6 unemployment rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) …