The Smoke Machine The Smoke Machine
By PAUL KRUGMAN
In a way, it’s a shame that so much of David Brock’s “Blinded by the Right: The conscience of an ex-conservative” is about the private lives of our self-appointed moral guardians. Those tales will sell books, but they may obscure the important message: that the “vast right-wing conspiracy” is not an overheated metaphor but a straightforward reality, and that it works a lot like a special-interest lobby.
Cold Fusion Rides Again / Science magazine publishes more evidence of tabletop nuclear reactions Cold Fusion Rides Again
Science magazine publishes more evidence of tabletop nuclear reactions
Hal Plotkin, Special to SF Gate Monday, March 25, 2002
Science magazine dropped a bombshell earlier this month: The prestigious journal published a paper by a team of researchers at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who say they have discovered evidence of what looks like nuclear fusion taking place in a relatively inexpensive tabletop device.
Plan would ease patient privacy rules / Bush wants to allow records to be shared without permission Washington — The Bush administration has proposed changing some of the federal rules designed to protect the confidentiality of Americans’ medical records, including the ability of patients to decide in advance who should be able to use their personal health information.
‘Officer of year’ faces firing for lying / Internal affairs probed Oakland narcotics cop A veteran Oakland police narcotics investigator named “officer of the year” has been told that the city intends to fire him on the grounds that he lied and falsified reports, sources said today.
John L. Gutierrez, 44, who has earned a reputation for seizing record amounts of cocaine and making high-profile drug arrests, faces termination as a result of an internal affairs investigation, officials with knowledge of the case said.
The continuing saga of Prohibition in Amerika. This is what happens to the ‘best’. You don’t even have to imagine the ‘worst’.
BBC News | ARCHIVE | Anthrax attacks A Newsnight investigation raised the possibility that there was a secret CIA project to investigate methods of sending anthrax through the mail which went madly out of control.
The shocking assertion is that a key member of the covert operation may have removed, refined and eventually posted weapons-grade anthrax which killed five people.