Climate Denier #Fakexpert Willie Soon Runs from Questions of Exxon Money

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Extra Extra! Read all about climate denial scientist Willie Soon’s dirty money from petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch, coal utility Southern Company, oil giant ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies to deny the science of climate change!

The last time I bumped into Willie Soon, I asked him if there was any explanation for some of the information in our latest round of documents indicating that his employer was eager to take money from ExxonMobil

 

Yale Professor Tells Parents Not to Send Children to Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 4:56 pm

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be better off if they looked outside the Ivy League to pursue excellence and become more substantive people.

Harvard Poll on Marijuana Legalization Is a Significant Outlier

By: Friday May 2, 2014 12:15 pm

A new poll of millennials by Harvard University Institute of Politics which asks about marijuana has gotten some media attentions, so I thought I should stress what an extreme outlier it is compared with all other available national polling on the issue.

Bogus State Department Keystone XL Climate Study the Basis of David Petraeus’ CUNY Seminar

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Former CIA-head David Petraeus’ City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College seminar readings include several prominent Big Oil-funded “frackademia” studies, a recent DeSmogBlog investigation revealed.

Niall Ferguson (sort of) Apologizes for Claiming Gay People Don’t Care About the Future

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 9:25 am

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has a history of saying inflammatory nonsense to get attention. But recently while trying to sex up an attack on his long dead intellectual nemesis, John Maynard Keynes, Ferguson went way too far in his endless quest to widen the eyes of his audience.

Occupy Harvard GA Hears from Egyptian Activists, Ahmed Maher and Esraa

By: Saturday November 12, 2011 7:45 am

Earlier this week, a few dozen students and others from the Harvard University community began an Occupation in Harvard Yard, setting up tents on the lawn inside the University’s main yards and remaining there. University officials did not move to expel the occupants, but they immediately closed the gates to Harvard Yard, allowing only persons with Harvard IDs to enter that area of the campus.

Regular People Not “Experts” Are Right About Health Care Cost Problem

By: Monday October 24, 2011 12:10 pm

A poll of Massachusetts residents found that regular people in Massachusetts understand why their health care is so extremely expensive. It’s because they have to pay too much for drugs, insurance and hospital care, compared to what other nations pay.

Obama Campaign Chair Finally Hears Former Supporters Yell over Tar Sands

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 4:10 pm

President Obama’s reelection campaign chairman, Jim Messina recently told reporters that Obama supporters would be fine once the campaign explained all the Administration had accomplished. “No one is calling me up yelling,” he insisted.

That changed today.

Tar Sands Protest May Greet Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina at Harvard

By: Monday September 12, 2011 6:45 pm

President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina will be at Harvard University on Tuesday, hoping to urge Harvard students to help “pass the bill” or reelect the President or something. However, students and others opposed to the Tar Sands oil development and the Keystone XL pipeline are also planning to be there to greet him.

So if you’re in the Boston area, just hop on the Red Line, get off at Harvard Square and walk down to the Kirkland House, right across from the Kennedy School. Messina is scheduled to be at the Kirkland House Junior Common Room about 3:30 p.m. Here’s a map.

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