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By Del Meyer on 08/18/2020 10:01 PM

Remember 4 months ago? You went to work without the govt.’s permission. Your kids went to school, where they could socialize and learn and be free — without the govt.’s permission. They played Little League and soccer with other kids, and enjoyed the mental and physical health benefits of that — without the govt.’s permission. […]

By Del Meyer on 08/03/2020 11:32 PM

According to a recent USA Today/Ipsos poll, 60 percent of parents surveyed said they will likely choose at-home learning this fall rather than send their children to school even if the schools reopen for in-person learning. Thirty percent of parents surveyed said they were “very likely” to keep their children home. While some of these […]

By Del Meyer on 06/19/2020 12:28 AM

Unfortunately, we live in an era of people spouting opinions on social media and cable news with no knowledge of a topic. TV pundits with no knowledge of virology, public health, or pandemic history are crowding out medical experts. Twitter, which promotes shouting over listening, is also loaded with comments ignorant to the data. News […]

By Del Meyer on 05/05/2020 8:50 PM

How bad was the Great Depression? Over the four years from 1929 to 1933, production at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities fell by more than half. People’s real disposable incomes dropped 28 percent. Stock prices collapsed to one-tenth of their pre-crash height. The number of unemployed Americans rose from 1.6 million in 1929 to […]

By Del Meyer on 03/30/2020 12:25 AM

Is a specter of socialism haunting America, especially among our millennials? There is disquieting evidence of many young Americans’ sympathy for socialism. Exhibit A: 2.052 million people under the age of 30 voted for democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries and caucuses. Exhibit B: Polls find that, not only do a large […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 7:53 PM

In a powerful commentary in the Feb. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal, biologists Colin Wright and Emma Hilton explain that, scientifically, there are only two sexes, male and female, and there is no sex “spectrum.” They also stress that “biologists and medical professionals” must stop being politically correct and “stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex.” […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 7:26 PM

Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform David Randall  Christopher Welser Preface by Peter Wood The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has long been interested in the politicization of science. We have also long been interested in the search for truth—but mainly as it pertains to the humanities and social sciences. The irreproducibility crisis brings […]

By Del Meyer on 01/29/2020 7:37 PM

We have become so accustomed to having all of medical care covered by insurance. The evidence indicates that if we paid for our basic ambulatory care personally, instead of paying through our health insurance program, we would save 47 percent of our costs. That’s a huge savings. However, we seldom hear of this side of […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 9:42 PM

This month marks the tenth anniversary of “Climategate” – the release of thousands of emails to and from climate scientists who had been (and still are) collaborating and colluding to create a manmade climate crisis that exists in their minds and computer models, but not in the real world. The scandal should have ended climate […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:07 AM

With Thanksgiving approaching, a common complaint I hear is that the mix of political views at holiday gatherings can create some tense moments. However, there’s no need to dread conflict during dinner. In fact, a conversation handled the right way may actually show your family that they have more in common than they think. The […]