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Stop ‘Outsourcing’ Unethical Science to Other Countries

It is long past time for an ethical house cleaning. Overseas breaches of moral propriety by U.S.-funded researchers, domestic companies, and American scientists make us all complicit in wrongdoing. It doesn’t have to be that way. If we close the door on outsourcing ethics, maybe those poor beagl Read More ›
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More Evidence of China’s Brutal Pogrom against Uyghurs

CNN has published an important story in which a former Chinese policeman describes in vivid, first-person terms, how he systematically tortured Uyghurs to garner false confessions. He was told when assigned to the crackdown that he was arresting terrorists. But he soon learned they were just ordinary people living routine lives disapproved of by the regime. Read More ›
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California Bars State-Funded Travel to Ohio over Medical Conscience Law — as It Applauds China

California has banned state-paid travel to Ohio because the state enacted a medical conscience law that permits professionals to refuse to participate in morally contentious procedures such as abortion and puberty blocking for transgendered teenagers. Read More ›
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It’s Not Just COVID: China’s Dubious Scientific Ethics

China has become the world capital of ethically dubious scientific research. Perhaps even that is too tactful. More accurately stated, China is the land where science ethics go to die. Read More ›
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The US is Beginning to Look Like China

President Joe Biden recently said that the world is witnessing a contest between “autocracy and democracy.” He’s right. But there is more irony in that statement than Biden may understand. We are certainly not a dictatorship like China, but to paraphrase the famous maxim of the cartoon character Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is becoming us.” Read More ›
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Nike Chooses China Profits Over Uyghur Slaves

Nike’s president and CEO, John J. Donahoe, recently declared his company’s unequivocal fealty to the Chinese tyranny. During the “4th Quarter Earnings Call” to discuss the company’s profit projections, Donahoe bragged that Nike “is a brand of China and for China.” Read More ›
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‘Ecocide’ Drive to Make Environmental Damage Legal Equivalent of Genocide Accelerates

Despite the grueling permit processes, extensive environmental impact reports, and litigation gauntlets that currently protect the environment and/or throttle development — take your pick — nature rights intends to become the “shield” preventing the exploitation of natural resources regardless of how responsibly undertaken, while ecocide intends to be the “spear” punishing it. Read More ›
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Stealing Vaccine Patents Would Be a Big Mistake

Patent protection is crucial to the free-market system and essential to continuing medical innovation. Whatever immediate benefit might be derived by stealing the vaccine would ultimately be more than offset by the new drugs never brought to market and vaccines not invented. Read More ›
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China Launches App to Report ‘Mistaken Opinion’

China is busy erecting what may become the most efficient and effective despotism in history, using modern technology as the means toward the end of imposing total obedience and conformity among the Chinese people. Read More ›