News releases trumpeting not merely inaccurate, but false, science have become a way of life for Americans and others around the world. There is rarely, if ever, any fact checking done by the editors and reporters who pass along often dangerously false science on a wide range of topics, with many reports designed to alarm consumers.

Such is the case with bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that has been in use for some 60 years to protect the contents of metal food containers and create shatter resistant plastics. In 2011 I wrote a four-part series about the efforts to ban BPA which has been subjected to more than 5,000 studies, none of which has found harm or undue risk in normal use. Its safety was reaffirmed earlier this year by the refusal of the Food and Drug Administration to ban it.

But the anti-chemical drumbeat continues. A recent study at the University of California-San Diego that purported to show a risk of danger when BPA was metabolized and this finding was announced by a news release issued by the university. It was reviewed and approved by researcher Michael Baker and contained the traditional hype we see when organizations want to whip up public concern when none is warranted. Remarkably, the tactic was exposed in a lengthy article by Jon Entine in Forbes magazine.

JIM KOURI:Petraeus Resignation Won’t Interfere with Benghazi Probe, Say Lawmakers

Editor’s Note: Americans deserve a complete explanation of the Administration’s decisions on Benghazi. The responsibility for these critical foreign policy decisions rests with the president of the United States. Will he come clean?

In response to the surprise announcement on Friday that Gen. David Petraeus officially resigned from his position as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, many observers wondered if he would still participate in the House and Senate probes into the tragic Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack.

The popular military leader shocked many when he revealed he had an extramarital affair with West Point graduate and author Paula Broadwell, who had written a book about Gen. Petraeus’ service in Afghanistan.

There are some within the intelligence community, the military and law enforcement assigned to counterterrorism units who accused Petraeus of failing to respond decisively to calls for assistance from CIA operatives posted in Libya amid the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.

A spokesperson for the House Foreign Relations Committee said that all hearings will proceed as scheduled, although Director Petraeus’ resignation will probably change the witness list. It’s not immediately clear if the CIA will send a replacement witness to testify, but a source told this writer that the CIA’s Deputy Director Mike Morell may be called to give testimony.

Appearing on Fox & Friends, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) had blasted President Barack Obama and his administration, including the CIA director, for playing politics with the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.

Complaining about the lack of candor emanating from the Obama White House the State Department, the Defense Department and the CIA, Kelly said, “I am appalled by the dereliction of duty that’s taken place by this administration. We’ve got to get to the bottom of this and we’ve got to get it fixed.” Kelly, a first-term congressman, serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


Today I have officially gone “Galt”. Since I have no business or a paying job to quit, I can only cut-off what I do have control over, and that is my charity donations. Today I had the opportunity to do just that. While checking out at Kmart I was asked if I wanted to contribute a $1 to the March of Dimes. I looked the girl in the eye and said, “No thank you. Obama has been re-elected and he assured us only he and the government can take proper care of autistic and Down Syndrome children.” She didn’t know what to say except, “Okay” and finished the transaction. The people behind me in line just blinked. Then upon getting home the house phone rang and it was somebody asking for a donation to a breast cancer charity. I said, “No, Obama has been re-elected and he assured us only he and the government care about ‘lady parts’, so you can just wait for money from his stash.” and I hung up. It felt … oddly liberating. When the local FOP calls for the annual donation I will repeat the same, fully knowing they as a union supported Obama in the election. I cannot wait to say the same to the Salvation Army with their red kettles and bells outside all those stores I frequent this holiday season. Oh, and all you little public school kiddies that go door to door with your $1 candy bars and whatnots … yeah, you too. See what your union teacher says about them apples. Honestly, I hate to do this to charities, but if the agenda is to remove the private sector from life in this country, and to completely depend on the government, then so be it.

And so it begins…


MY E-PAL DAN FRIEDMAN RIGHTLY CALLS THIS “IVY LEAGUE DHIMMIS” Harvard ‘deeply troubled’ by row over Israeli buffet Business School responds to former student’s criticism, description of Israeli dining station as affront to Arabs. The Harvard Business School is “deeply troubled” for having offended Arab sensibilities due to the mischaracterization of various foods appearing on […]

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire: Rabbi Mark Pruzansky **** The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted. As I write, with almost all the votes counted, […]

JUSTICE FOR ARABAS ONLY? GERALD HONIGMAN The widely-published AP report by Mohammed Daraghmeh on October 29th announced that Arabs were preparing to once again push for creating their 22nd state in the United Nations. It cannot be stated too often that this would be their second, not first, created in the original April 25, 1920 Mandate of Palestine. What is […]


Tuesday 11/13/12—“Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine”

This Tuesday, 11/13/12, I will be participating in the Center for Security Policy [2] event

“Benghazi:US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine,” at the Kirby Center of Hillsdale College, Washington, DC.

The event [2] can be viewed via a live internet stream.

Below is the CSP announcement [2]:

At 12:30 PM on Tuesday, November 13 at Hillsdale College in Washington, DC, the Center for Security Policy is pleased to present a live-streamed panel discussion with three of America’s top experts on the shariah doctrinal threat to national security. Dr. Andrew Bostom, Diana West and Stephen Coughlin will be joined by Frank Gaffney to discuss, “Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine.”

The event will be streamed live, beginning at 12:30PM at the Center’s YouTube channel, [3], embedded on this page or on Facebook at [4].

The Center for Security Policy presents a panel discussion

Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Featuring nationally-recognized experts and authors:

Dr. Andrew G. Bostom – author of Sharia versus Freedom [5] (Prometheus Books, October 2012). Dr. Bostom’s earlier publications include The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History [6] and The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims [7] . He posts regularly at [8].

Diana West – author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character [9] (St. Martin’s Press, April 2013). Ms. West’s earlier publications include The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization [10] and Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II) [11] . She posts regularly at [12].

Stephen Coughlin – author of Catastrophic Failure: The Big Lie in the War on Terror (Center for Security Policy Press, January 2013). Mr. Coughlin’s earlier publications include Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II) [11] , and “To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad [13].” His popular series of educational video lectures on Shariah doctrine can be viewed on youtube: Part 1 [14], Part 2 [15], Part 3 [16], Part 4 [17], and Part 5 [18] .

Moderator: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy

TIME MAGAZINE ON HOW OBAMA PULLED OFF ANOTHER TERM….MICHAEL SHERER In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49. The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over cash, for a chance to dine in Hollywood […]

Mosque Plan Called Too Large for Rural Howard County In Maryland: Arthur Hirsch,0,7633340.story Leaders of the Dar-us-Salaam community in College Park have been looking for years for a new home, a place for a school and a mosque close enough to be convenient for members living in several counties. They’ve scouted hundreds of spots and looked closely at a handful, and now they think they’ve found what […]

“SPRING”TIME FOR EGYPTIAN AIRLINES: STEWARDESSES BEGIN TO WEAR HIJAB CAIRO: EgyptAir stewardesseswho campaigned to wear the Muslim headscarf have begun donning the hijab for the first time since the national carrier was founded in 1932, a company official said on Sunday.The first flight attendants dressed in the hijab, which mainstream clerics say is mandatory, worked on flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabiaon Saturday.Under […]