Where Do We Get Such Losers?

When delivered by Ronald Reagan, the question “Where do we get such men?” used to be the ultimate contemplation about the people who make this country great. Not anymore. Today, when we look at the delusion and deceit surrounding at least five Democrat members of…

Weekend reads: Why rhetoric and self-censorship is bad for science; an author threatens to sue his critics; why whistleblowing is critical

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More Trouble For Musk As Another “Untruth” Emerges

As we enter the third day of the Tesla “going private” saga, one big question continues to haunt investors: who is (are) the source(s) of the “secured funding” that Elon Musk promised he had arranged ahead of his unprecedented tweet that sent Tesla stock soaring,…

US Abandons Oil Sanctions To Avoid Owning Venezuela’s Collapse

Authored by Brian Scheid via Platts’ “The Barrel” blog, Just more than a year ago, it was not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when.’ As Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro consolidated power in an election derided as a fraud by the international community, the Trump…

Weekend reads: A gold star in astronomy; leading journals underrepresent women in photos; how papers can mislead

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BRICTS: Turkey Is Getting Off The US Reservation

Authored by Tom Luongo, This year’s BRICS Summit was a big show.  No question.  The main event was provided by Turkish President cum Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan wants to a a “T” to the acronym, making them the BRICTS. Erdogan also made it very…

Why Americans Are About To Experience Sharply Higher Prices

A few weeks ago, SocGen asked what is arguably the most important question relating to the global trade wars: are tariffs inflationary or deflationary? While there were various nuances, its conclusion was simple: “Inflationary short term, disinflationary medium term.“ It appears that the “short-term” part…

Weekend reads: Medical device maker demands a retraction; an admission from a predatory publisher; a journal digs in and won’t retract

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Weekend reads: “Chronic compulsive writing syndrome;” a new way to respond to rejection; rewards for a center that doesn’t yet exist

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