Guilders for Geert, Please

Via Instapundit and Samizdata, a request for funds to assist Geert Wilders in his defense against charges of inciting hatred against Muslims. The charges are based on Wilders film Fitna, in which verses from the Koran were read over visuals of Islamic terrorism. According to the panel of three judges, Wilder’s insults against Islam were so serious …

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Do Mammograms Lead to Unnecessary Surgery?

The short answer is ‘probably not.‘ The research seems to suggest that in spite of a still unnacceptably high rate of false positives, once women reach about fifty years of age, there are clear benefits in regular mammograms and pap smears. I am glad this research is being done – it is important to know …

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Tainted Milk Death Sentences

I still don’t understand this. Not the imposition of the death penalty – I don’t have a problem with that if the milk really was deliberately contaminated with melamine, and those who did it knew what the effect was likely to be. But why did they do it? I don’t understand how there could have been …

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It Would Be a Pity

If the right person were pressured out just because of the family she comes from. I’m not sure that Caroline Kennedy has had a fair run from the media, although she certainly hasn’t been subjected to the kind of outright malice directed at Sarah Palin. I’m not suggesting she was the right person. Cuomo certainly …

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300,000 Dead in Darfur

And nearly three million displaced. There were angry protests around the world about Israel’s attempts to disarm Hamas. Where are the protests about the real genocide in Sudan?

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Banning What Wasn’t Being Done

Banning torture makes good headlines. But what is the point if it wasn’t being done anyway? It seems to me this is another case of trying to take the moral high ground, not by doing anything different or better, but by subtly suggesting that others were doing something bad that you needed to stop. My …

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