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Charlie Martin writes on science, health, culture and technology for PJ Media. Follow his 13 week diet and exercise experiment on Facebook and at PJ Lifestyle
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Let’s Start Calling Public Schools What They Are: One of the Biggest Swindles in History

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

We're paying exorbitant amounts for failure. What else would you call it?

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Meet the ‘Know-Betters,’ America’s Not-So-Secret Political Party Squeezing the Life Out of You

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

Some people believe they are simply entitled to rule over you.

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Read How and Why the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Got Hit With Maybe the Most Damaging Hack of All Time

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

Was a too-tight budget the problem?

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry Too Much About the TSA’s 95% Failure Rate

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

The TSA is a failure, yet there haven’t been any successful attacks on U.S. planes since 9/11. How to explain this? Also read: TSA Explanation of Screening Failures Fails to Impress

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The Real Mass Transit Solution

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

We already have excellent mass transit. The Know Betters want to replace it with bad mass transit.

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The Importance of Not Being Certain

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

Understanding why the science is never settled.

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Hurricane Hugos

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 - by Charlie Martin

The controversy surrounding the prestigious sci-fi Hugo Awards.

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Depression Is No Joke

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 - by Charlie Martin

Pushing back against the fools who don't have the faintest notion of what real depression is.

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Obamacare vs. Arithmetic

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

Arithmetic wins, every time.

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The Arithmetic Absurdity of Obamacare

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

It will not be a "Wonderful Life" under Obamacare.

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Why the Newspaper Business Is Doomed

Friday, October 11th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

Sorry, but it was never the "news" business.

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What if We Actually Had a War on Terror?

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

Twelve years after 9/11, have we lost track of our objectives?

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Hyperloop, Hyperpolitics: Can Elon Musk’s Idea Bury CA’s Rail Pork Project?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

Elon Musk's high-speed train makes more sense than the other boondoggle, but cronyism is in its way.

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Who Benefits from the Public Schools?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

What if we look at public schools as profit-making ventures?

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Could Amazon and Jeff Bezos Make the Washington Post Profitable?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

Just a rich man's bauble? I don't think so.

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A Gun-Crime Proposal (That Might Actually Help)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

To lessen violent crime, how about looking to the laws proven to lessen violent crime?

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Golden Spike Company: A Man Sells the Moon (PJ Media Exclusive)

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Today, a new startup announces they plan to sell commercial flights to the Moon.

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What Happened? One Week Later, Nobody Knows

Monday, November 12th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Don’t let anyone tell you they know why Romney lost. The evidence is inconclusive.

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Polling Theory: When Polling Is Useless

Friday, October 5th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Do current conditions make polling meaningless?

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The Truth About Polling: Yes, Romney Is Probably Tied or Winning

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Knowing the nuts and bolts of polling science leads to this rational conclusion.

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An Ego’s Descending Spiral

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

The deadly danger of refusing to admit one is unqualified.

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Redefining ‘Poor’: The Fifty-Year Change in Quality of Life

Friday, September 14th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Struggling in 2012 is undeniably preferable to 1962 affluence.

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Honest Injun

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

Don't blame Elizabeth Warren for believing her family. Save the blame for "diversity" rules that made her great-grandmother so important.

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Understanding Radiation

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 - by Charlie Martin

A primer on how radiation exposure is actually measured so that you can judge for yourself whether the figures coming from Fukushima are worrisome or not.

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Fear the Media Meltdown, Not the Nuclear One (UPDATED)

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 - by Charlie Martin

Relax: this is not another Chernobyl or Three Mile Island, and I'll tell you exactly why. The only thing to fear is the sensationalist reporting that has the world panicked. (UPDATE: Fuel rod fire?)

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