Michael Fumento

Posted May 25, 2006

The alleged illness is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), and the beneficiary of Hutchinson's taxpayer-funded largess is University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Robert Haley.

Posted May 11, 2006

Since returning from my embed in the wild west Iraqi city of Ramadi at the end of April, I've gotten some wonderful e-mails from relatives of the troops, some of which I'd like to share.

Posted May 04, 2006

After the hard-fought Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, is the enemy slowly taking back the area? Is beating off enemy attacks somehow better than not having them at all?

Posted March 30, 2006

There’s bad news and there’s more bad news for paralysis victims hoping that some variety of stem cell will soon help them walk again.

Posted March 23, 2006

At least 1 of every 100 Americans has epilepsy, a disturbance in the brain’s electrical activity causing recurrent seizures. These may be as mild as twitching fingers or as severe as violent muscle contractions causing unconsciousness. But we’ve come a long way since the disorder was considered demonic possession, and doctors have a slew of medicines that often keep the disorder in check.

Posted March 02, 2006

Just as the controversy over the Danish newspaper cartoons of Mohammed seems to be waning overseas, it’s heating up here.

Posted February 23, 2006

Last May, a Korean report in Science magazine prompted headlines around the world by declaring it had made tremendous advances in the heretofore disappointing field of embryonic stem cell (ES cell) research. It has now prompted much soul-searching in media land. “How could we have been fooled?” reporters are asking themselves in print.

Posted February 16, 2006

It’s a testament to something – well – not good, that 19 years after I first started debunking the “we’re all at risk” theory of HIV/AIDS there are still those who insist that contagious diseases must follow political ideologies. And they’re not shy about fabricating numbers to shoehorn them into the politically correct fit.

Posted February 09, 2006

Last month I wrote of how I lost my column with Scripps Howard as part of a plan that began with an Enemies List given to sympathetic reporters. The list was intended to systematically eliminate conservative writers and even institutions, since they couldn’t be beaten with facts.

Posted February 02, 2006

Time was when the mention of Louisiana’s culinary delights brought to mind such fare as the “jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet [a] gumbo” that Hank Williams sang of. But if you believe the media and environmentalists, after Hurricane Katrina hit in August it seemed the only item on the menu was “toxic soup.”

Posted January 26, 2006

Thirteen years ago, writing in Investor's Business Daily, I was the first reporter in the country to present evidence that cell phones have no link to brain cancer in direct contrast   to numerous television and radio shows, and hundreds of related articles in the U.S. and worldwide.

Posted January 19, 2006

Oh, no! Yet another writer has been swept up in a "pay-for-play" scandal, and again, a right-of-center one. "A Columnist Paid by Monsanto," declared the headline of a Business Week "news analysis."

Posted January 12, 2006

Unless you’ve been reading the obituaries in recent days you’ve probably never heard of Hugh Thompson Jr.

Posted January 05, 2006

Both in terms of consumption and variety, biotech is busting out all over – and we’re reaping a host of benefits from cheaper and better food to land and forest preservation.

Posted December 29, 2005

Feathers are flying anew over so-called “bird flu.” Researchers have reported that four Vietnamese patients suffering from it and treated with an antiviral drug have died.

Posted December 22, 2005

Do you think manmade global warming threatens the planet? Or that it’s little more than an environmentalist sham? Either way it’s time to realize that the celebrated Kyoto Protocol – long touted by the greens as essential to preventing ecological disaster – isn’t just dying, it’s decomposing. It’s time for something new.

Posted December 15, 2005

Everybody's talking about it, but few seem to realize how exquisite a maneuver reducing U.S forces in Iraq is – unless you just want to cut and run...

Posted December 08, 2005

There is no commercially available vaccine for avian influenza type H5N1, but we're getting close.

Posted December 01, 2005

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” But how about “Fool me always?” That’s the mainstream media’s relationship with self-styled “environmental” and “consumer” activist groups.

Posted November 24, 2005

Time again to try to cripple U.S. military efforts in Iraq! It's not enough that whenever we bomb a terrorist safe house we're accused of killing 40 civilians and no terrorists.