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Maglev Train Seen Making Washington-to-Baltimore Trip at 311 MPH

 Imagine whisking past some of the densest road congestion in the U.S. at 311 miles per hour. That’s the vision of Northeast Maglev, a company seeking to bring a $10 billion Japanese magnetic-levitation train line to the 40-mile (64 kilometer) Washington-Baltimore corridor for 15-minute trips. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne Rogers said he plans […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: Predatory Journalism

 The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.” Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking — or lack of thinking — the answer is to have […] Read More →

GamerGate: We now know what evil lurks in the heart of man – or trolls

 For the purposes of this column, all you need to know about “GamerGate” is that it has earned writer Anita Sarkeesian, game entrepreneur Brianna Wu, and developer Zoe Quinn violent threats from anonymous Internet sources (here’s coverage in the New York Times , Reason , the Washington Post , Vox , Huffington Post , the Guardian , and Gawker , if you want […] Read More →

The Whiteness Project will make you wince. Because white people can be rather awful

You’ve never seen privilege quite like this: ‘You can’t even talk about fried chicken or Kool-Aid without wondering if someone’s going to get offended’.  White and black Americans see race from radically different perspectives, to the point that the white, world-saving New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has rung the alarm that “whites just don’t […] Read More →

FDA is Officially Killing Americans

Walter E. Williams,  The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay approval of a drug that is safe and effective. Let’s look at these errors, because to err on the side of under- or over-caution […] Read More →

New Trend: Billionaires ‘Buying Gun Control’

 Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and three other billionaires are bankrolling a controversial gun-control initiative that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Washington State. Even the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, has gotten into the act, writing a check for $1 million dollars to help flood the airwaves with anti-gun […] Read More →

Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken. Five things you need to know about […] Read More →