Federal GMO labeling bill back in Congress - The "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" is once again being considered in Congress. This bill would preempt efforts by state legislatures to require labeling of GE ingredients and create a "Non-GMO" labeling certification process. Read more.
Indiana Gov. allows clean needle exchange, at last, to stem HIV epidemic - Gov. Pence of Indiana just decided to combat an HIV outbreak in a rural county via the harm-reduction tactic of needle exchange. We applaud him, while wondering why he gave the epidemic a 3-month head start? Read more.
I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity. The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity. Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. --Ross McKitrick