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Bachmann’s Silence Is Golden

Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan are my new heroes. They should be yours, too — if you hold the radical opinion that facts matter. Dr. Miles, a University of Minnesota bioethicist, offered $1,000 to charity if Michele Bachmann can prove a link she suggested between vaccinations for human papillomavirus and intellectual disability. Dr. Caplan, director […]

September 21, 2011

Did Marriage Equality Kill The Economy?

Is same-sex marriage the root cause of America’s economic woes? According to Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the answer is yes. Over the past two days, both conservative candidates made the case that marriage equality posed a grave threat to the future of the American economy. On Tuesday, Gingrich argued that there […]

August 17, 2011

Bachmann: I’ll Reverse Global Trends And Push Gasoline Back Below $2/Gallon

Michele Bachmann said at an event in Greenville, South Carolina today that she’ll bring the price of gasoline back below $2 per gallon (averaged nationwide), despite it being well over $3.50 right now: “The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said. “Under President […]

August 17, 2011