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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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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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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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