“The Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from some states, industry and Congress, is expected to ease an air quality rule that would require power plants in 27 states to slash emissions,” reports the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading EPA to ease off on Cross-State Pollution Rule?
Johns Hopkins infectious disease experts say the medical benefits for male circumcision are clear and that efforts in an increasing number of states (currently 18) to not provide Medicaid insurance coverage for male circumcision, as well as an attempted ballot initiative in San Francisco earlier this year to ban male circumcision in newborns and young boys, are unwarranted. Continue reading Circumcision bans: Unwarranted and harmful?
We honor Maryland Congressman Andy Harris today as he spotlighted some of the junk science behind EPA’s air quality over-regulation. Continue reading Hero of the day: Rep. Andy Harris
A new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reports that the use of hormonal contraception may double the risk of HIV transmission. But, at best, what this study shows is that transmission of HIV through conventional heterosexual contact occurs rarely, if ever. Continue reading Contraception doubles risk of HIV?
The Bipartisan Policy Center is convening a roundtable today to discuss geoengineering as a last ditch solution to catastrophic climate change. Oy vey… Continue reading Stoking climate fears through geoengineering talks
“We’re all familiar with the greedy businessman who pushes taxpayer subsidies to enrich himself. Solyndra tells us we might want to start paying more attention to the businessman who’s already rich—but seeks to salve a guilty conscience by putting taxpayers on the hook for his pet causes” — the money line from William McGurn’s column in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Is this really how businesses think consumers will evolve? Continue reading This couch is more comfortable but that one is greener…