Stuff We Wish We Wrote

GM Speaks Untruth to Power

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 13, 2016, 10:33 AM
General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 6. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images General Motors Co. GM 2.56 % last week…

Montage: 140 Unfulfilled Obama SOTU Promises

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 13, 2016, 10:03 AM
Politics Watch Obama Make 140 Unfulfilled Promises In Past SOTU Addresses January 12, 2016 By President Obama will deliver his seventh and final State of the…

Can We Fix American Cities by Tearing Them Down?

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 13, 2016, 9:05 AM
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a sidewalk press conference last week in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. He promised to revitalize the city by…

What Explains the Vicious Left?

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 12, 2016, 12:12 PM
THE MAGAZINE: From the January 11 Issue When politics becomes a religion, nonbelievers must be punished. Civil discourse, Occupy Wall Street-style, October 11,…

One Left-Wing Ring to Rule Them All

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 12, 2016, 10:34 AM
Proper liberal credentials trump all the usual forms of identity politics. In the 21st century, doctrinaire liberalism is synonymous with hypocrisy. Or maybe…

New research: Social scientists look for climate denial - and find it

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 10, 2016, 1:51 PM
Summary: The social science literature about climate change includes many oddities. A new hot paper about climate denial adds to that list, and illustrates why…

The Truth About Apple's '100% Renewable' Energy Usage - Forbes

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 08, 2016, 2:30 PM
Apple has been claiming, to great public acclaim, that it uses 100% renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind for many of its power needs, including…

The Recession Caused by Low Oil Prices

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 08, 2016, 9:06 AM
The global economy is slipping into recession. The evidence is showing up in all the usual ways: slowing output growth, slumping purchasing-manager indexes,…

Academics Are So Lefty They Don't Even See It

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 08, 2016, 8:54 AM
Consider this recent account of a graduate admissions committee meeting. An applicant to a linguistics Ph.D. program is a matriculating senior at a small…

Revolt of the Politically Incorrect

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 08, 2016, 8:41 AM
Soon we’ll all be camped in the fields of primary politics, as that great threshing machine called the American voter methodically separates the contender wheat…

Washington Post admits that, no: electric cars were NOT worth it. | RedState

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 07, 2016, 2:29 PM
By: Moe Lane (Diary) | January 6th, 2016 at 11:38 PM | RESIZE: AAA At least, if you use the rule of thumb that any time you ask a question in a headline then…

New ATF guidance on gun sales is legally meaningless (or else it would be unlawful)

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 07, 2016, 1:44 PM
Today the White House announced a series of executive branch actions (not executive orders) that are supposed to reduce the threat of gun violence. Chief among…

Compact for America: Using the States to Fix Washington - Ricochet

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 11:44 AM
As we’ve seen during Republican administrations and Democrat administrations, and with Republican congresses and Democrat congresses, Washington, DC refuses to…

Climate models and precautionary measures

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 9:02 AM
by Judith Curry Ergo, we should build down CO2 emissions, even regardless of what climate-models tell us. – Nassim Taleb Nassim Taleb has posted an essay…

NOAA scientists admit in private that they can’t name any place affected by ocean acidification « JoNova

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 9:01 AM
There’s the truth, then there’s the whole truth. From a climate expert at NOAA, the study of ocean acidification is so young “they don’t have any data sets that…

Business Still Has No Idea Why We Don’t Like Common Core

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 8:53 AM
Fortune has put together a Common Core article package that headlines its New Year’s Day issue. They clearly spent a lot of time on it. Too bad, then, that…

AP fact check: Obama gun-control actions wouldn’t have stopped any mass shooting

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 8:52 AM
To paraphrase Samuel Johnson: media fact-checks on Barack Obama’s claims about guns may not be done entirely well … but one is surprised to find them done at…

Two Charts: Job Automation in Action - Ricochet

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 06, 2016, 8:47 AM
“Job polarization” is a wonky term that simply means the US labor market is seeing a decline of middle-skill occupations and growth in high- and low-skill…

Texas shale gas headed for Europe

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - January 05, 2016, 12:30 PM
Shale gas is being liquefied at this terminal in preparation for shipment to Europe.(Photo: Cheniere Energy) SABINE PASS, Texas – Texas shale gas is setting…
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