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The Problem with a National Energy Policy

by James Huffmanvia The Intelligencer
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At least since the 1973 oil embargo there have been calls for a national energy policy. Most proponents of such a policy envision guidelines for the future mix of energy sources, targets for energy conservation, standards for balancing energy production against competing social needs and recognition of foreign policy considerations.

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CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The agency’s reactive approach to Legionnaires’ disease causes thousands of preventable infections every year.

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Why the Buzz About a Bee-Pocalypse Is a Honey Trap

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On June 20 the White House issued a presidential memorandum creating a Pollinator Health Task Force and ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to "assess the effect of pesticides, including neonicotinoids, on bee and other pollinator health and take action, as appropriate."

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California's Drought

by Henry I. Millervia National Review Online
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last year was the driest on record in California, and 2014 could well set another record. Most of the state is experiencing “extreme” drought — the second-most severe category.

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Of Spycraft and Statecraft

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Gentlemen don't read each other's mail," expounded Henry Stimson when explaining why he had closed the State Department's code-breaking office in 1929. Gentlemen no longer populate the spy business, and the United States has 16 intelligence outfits rather, than none as in the 1930s, with at least $80 billion in spending-money per year.

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The Future of Driving

by George P. Shultz, Robert C. Armstrongvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In the next decade, prepare to see driverless cars, electric vehicles, and other high-tech innovations on the roadways. 

Poverty in the US
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Wealthy Activist Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vandana Shiva advocates policies that will inflict widespread poverty, malnutrition, and death on the very people she claims to champion. And she’s no friend of the environment, either.

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D. G. Myers on Cancer, Dying, and Living

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 14, 2014

D.G. Myers, literary critic and cancer patient, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the lessons he has learned from receiving a cancer diagnosis six years ago. Myers emphasizes the importance of dealing with cancer honestly and using it as a way to focus attention on what matters in life. The conversation illuminates the essence of opportunity cost and the importance of allocating our time, perhaps our scarcest resource, wisely. The last part of the conversation discusses a number of literary issues including the role of English literature and creative writing in American universities.

Gene-spliced Crops for the Dry Years

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Farms enrich California and feed much of the world. They also drink up most of the state’s water. Crops bred to be less thirsty could save the harvest.

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The Brave Old World of Genetic Engineering

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Even after two decades of stunning scientific, humanitarian and financial successes and an admirable record of safety, the application of genetic engineering (GE) to agriculture is still beleaguered by activists and over-regulated by bureaucrats. 

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