I really like tools to help sift through all the junk information out there for various topics. This one is great: Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements
Speaking of health, I’m still confused about the health bill that has (mostly) been passed in the US. There’s a surprising lack of real information in the media about it. I know of a few of the points it covers, but have seen very little actual discussion on it, especially with any kind of breakdown of the various costs and savings. I am assuming, in contrast to the far right, that Obama is smart enough to not be bankrupting their country, but there’s been a serious lack of messaging on this. If this is so important, why no go all Ross Perot and hold a prime-time TV special with lots of charts and data. Sure, the average person might get bored and tune out, but at least those of us who would pay attention could be convinced and evangelize to others.