The Debate is Over!

UK blogger Frank Davis’ &quot;CATCH&quot; debate, that is. Or, it at least appears to be over for the moment. The topic of the debate: &quot;Does tobacco smoking cause lung cancer?&quot;<br type="_moz" />

IPCPR Decries Surgeon General’s Report

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) and Boston University’s Dr. Michael Siegel decry Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin’s pronouncements for being &quot;unscientific&quot; and &quot;unethical&quot;.<br type="_moz" />

Monetary Mess, the Dollar, Gold—and You, Part IV

In Part IV of his monetary series, Edmund Contoski shows how the housing/mortgage bubble was created by federal laws, regulations, politics, and malfeasance by regulatory agencies. These loosened underwriting standards, thereby creating risky mortgages and an oversupply of homes.<br type="_moz" />

Surgeon General Nonsense

Michael McFadden, author of &quot;Dissecting Anti-Smokers’ Brains&quot;,&nbsp; dissects the latest Surgeon General’s report on the effects of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Mr. McFadden details why this latest report goes far beyond the realm of credible science, as well as the bounds of public credulity.<br type="_moz" />