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Ebola quackery should come as no surprise, says Jon Entine

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Jon Entine, the executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, and a Senior Fellow at the World Food Center, Institute Continue reading

A very good Ebola debate—and a shoutout to Forbes’ Matthew Herper

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Forbes’ Matthew Herper, who has been regularly covering the Ebola story since it broke, recently presented an in-print debate concerning the best way to handle this potentially scary situation. Continue reading

VT Sen. Bernie Sanders should stick to maple syrup — he’s all sticky about the cost and value of drugs for hepatitis C   

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If you are looking to have a rational discussion about the value of pharmaceuticals rather than just the cost, you should avoid Vermont. Continue reading

City Council’s Plan to Protect Cigarettes and Kill Smokers

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Observer, October 21, 2014

This Thursday, our city’s legislators will discuss a proposal banning flavored nicotine liquids and flavorings said Continue reading

Re-interpreting calorie counts using activity labels

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The attack on sugary sweetened beverages is back, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has voiced his support for limiting the size of sugary drinks. Although de Blasio has not yet decided how he is going to approach this Continue reading

A call for more attention to be paid to the benefits of nuclear energy

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An op-ed in Forbes.com wonders why clean, safe, zero-carbon-footprint nuclear energy has so few friends in high places these days. ACSH advisor and co-author of our publication on nuclear energy has some thoughts, but no answers. Continue reading

Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s tobacco directive

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Parliament Magazine, October 13, 2014.

The EU’s five-year process of revising the tobacco products directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, unaccountable bunch of commissars, (I mean commissioners) working in secret and in concert with like-minded petty Continue reading

Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s Tobacco Directive: Sound science and responsible policy prevail — for now

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r. Gilbert Ross in the EUReporter, October 13, 2014.

The EU’s five-year process of revising the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, Continue reading

Ebola: Don’t worry—the government is here to help you.

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As we mentioned earlier this week, ACSH’s Dr. Josh Bloom is not a big fan of how the CDC is attempting to control the spread of Ebola.

He has written an op-ed on Science 2.0, entitled “Preventing Ebola: Screen — Or Screen Door?” which reflects this rather clearly. Continue reading

Texas town to vote on proposal to ban fracking. In Texas? Near the biggest shale deposits in America?

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A surprising new front in the war against fracking: Texas, the heart of the fossil fuel industry. Although the anti-frackers (?fractavists) are as scientifically clueless as their New York State fellow-activists, the upcoming vote may be close. Continue reading




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