Monthly Archives: December 2004

Gut Yontif to Everyone

I’ll be off probably until after New Year’s, so not much blogging until then. There’s a very interesting exchange over Christmas music at Gadflyer.com.

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A Little Fatalism Before the Break

Today, Kos has an excellent point about Bush: Man, it’s bad enough that Bush won the election. But it makes me angrier that he won the election when people don’t even like the guy. Not even two months after the … Continue reading

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Reform Democrats vs. ‘Munich’ Democrats

Here’s the summary: The primary schism within the Democratic party (which has earned the title of “reform”) has to do with two different views of dealing with the Republicans. The ‘Munich’ Democrats think that compromise with the Republicans is a … Continue reading

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Two Sad and Silly Items

Item #1: Another Ha’awaian bird, the po’ouli, has become extinct. Will this cause grat catastrophe? No, but if Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction speaks to some sort of moral decline, what does another extinct species mean? Item#2: In a rather vacuous … Continue reading

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Drug Company Research

The NY Times today has an article on the lack of innovation in drug research by Big Pharma. It seems to me there are several reasons why the drug companies aren’t being so innovative: 1) No more low-hanging fruit. The … Continue reading

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Celebrex, Vioxx, and Does It Work?

ABC News just reported that a study has indicated that the arthritis pain medicine Celebrex, like Vioxx, increases the risk of heart disease. Leaving aside how these drugs got past the FDA review process, are there any studies as to … Continue reading

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Some (Weakly) Related Points

So I was going to post something about intelligent design because I’ve received a fair number of emails and a comment about it, but, once again, I’m preempted by other things. First, the good: Chris Mooney, who has a great … Continue reading

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