Friday Linkorama

  • And people wonder why tort reform is such a big deal to doctors. Brilliant article from Philip Howard looks into solutions.
  • A new study find CO2 levels track arctic ice levels. Let’s see if the global warming denier acknowledge this study the same way they’ll acknowledge a study that disputes an aspect of global warming.
  • It’s no surprise to me that more religious states have higher teen birth rates, although I suspect there’s a correlation-causation thing going on.
  • I have to say that I’m kind of against mandatory flu vaccinations even though I generally favor mandating vaccination. One factor here is that the flu vaccine is not anywhere close to 100% effective.
  • Just when you thought the birthers couldn’t get any crazier.
  • A great piece from Jesse Walker argues that it’s not radical groups — left or right — who present the real violent threat in America. It’s the response.
  • Yet more scientific coolness.