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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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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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WikiLeaks Cables Confirm Worst Fears of Climate Skeptics

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Domestic political considerations far outweighed any scientific basis for the Copenhagen Accord.

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Just What Do They Mean by ‘Net Neutrality’?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Some mean they don't want Comcast seeing your data, but more nefarious types mean "Internet Fairness Doctrine."

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WikiLeaks and U.S. Computer Security: The ‘Second Spy’ Theory

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Either U.S. intelligence is massively incompetent, or PFC Manning had help — an insider with high-level access.

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Goldfinger’s Law: Obama Claims He’s Not Anti-Business, But His Policies Give Him Away

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

"Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action." So what do we make of Obama's environmental policy?

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So, How Much Sanity Was There in D.C. Yesterday? (Updated)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Big name acts, extensive crowd control, rules against video or audio taping even with your cell phone, boring political speeches ... this wasn't a rally, this was a U2 concert! But how many people attended?

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Climategate and the American Physical Society

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Professor Hal Lewis's resignation from the American Physical Society challenges the scientific — as opposed to the merely politically expedient — basis of the "consensus" on global warming.

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‘One Nation’ Rally: Liberal Media Concludes Size Doesn’t Matter

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Another exclusive PJ Media crowd estimate.

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Summing Up Big Green

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

What does the future hold for the environmental activism movement? Look to California. (Part V of the Washington Examiner/PJM special report on the environmental movement.)

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Young, Dumb, and Scared: Big Green and the Existential Protection Racket

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

What keeps the environmental activism industry in business? Fear. (Part IV of the Washington Examiner/PJM special report on the environmental movement.)

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Green Money: The Perpetual Motion Machine

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Part III of the Washington Examiner/PJM special report on the environmental movement looks at how Big Green funds itself through a never-ending parade of lawsuits aimed at the productive sector of the economy.

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How the ‘Long Green’ Becomes Green Power

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

The second in a series on "Big Green": the alliance of the Democratic Party, environmental groups, and activists in the progressive movement. Today, where the money goes, and how it's spent. (The Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report this week in association with PJM on "Big Green.")

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How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Washington Power Bloc

Monday, September 27th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections. (Starting today, the Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report in association with PJ Media on "Big Green.")

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Growing Our Way to Solvency

Friday, September 10th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

The solution to the fiscal problems with which we're all faced is to readjust the tax rules, accounting rules, and other regulations so that productivity increases more quickly.

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‘You Can See November from the Washington Monument’

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

An update to this morning's estimate of the crowd at Glenn Beck's DC rally.

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Glenn Beck Rally: How Big Was the Crowd?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

How many people showed up for Saturday's "Restoring Honor" rally? If you listen to the legacy media, you'll never know. (Related: Don't miss Ed Driscoll on "Subliminal Reduction at the Washington Post.")

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PJM/CrossTarget Poll: Boxer, Brown in Trouble in CA

Monday, June 14th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

A poll taken Sunday, June 13th, showed Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and California Attorney General Jerry Brown in a statistical tie with their respective opponents, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman. (Full results are here [pdf].)

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Climategate: Sensenbrenner Report Challenges EPA Greenhouse Finding (PJM Exclusive)

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Rep. James Sensenbrenner today releases a report calling the science behind the EPA's endangerment finding for carbon dioxide into question.

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Exposing the Party Crashers: the Big Day

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Don't let "Crash the Tea Party" discredit the tea party movement. Follow the instructions in this article, capture pictures or video of any offensive signs or behavior, and email them to tpcrashers@pjtv.com.

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Expose the Party Crashers

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

"Crash the Tea Party" threatens to try and discredit the Tax Day demonstrations by infiltrating with racist and offensive signs. Turn the tables on them: get pictures of the signs and the people holding them, and we'll expose them here on PJM.

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Apple’s Plan to Conquer the World

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Paper print is dead; accept it. With the release of the iPad, we can see Apple's strategy to replace it. (Also, see A Qik Look at the New World of Smartphone Video on Edgelings.)

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Obama’s Stage Magic

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Watching the Obama administration's energy policy is a lot like trying to learn stage magic. You have to learn to look where he doesn't want you to look.

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High Drama Amid ObamaCare Threats

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

The furor about the recent threats: Real fear? Or political theater?

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