Watching the political struggle over bail reform in New York from the ramparts of suburban NJ, I often think about the way that debate, and other debates over governance, are perceived in the rural areas and towns of the state where I grew up. With a population of about 10,000, the town of Fredonia lies… Continue reading Reflections on a New York State of Governance
Observers of generational conflict say it is natural for those in younger generations to disparage older ones (and vice-versa), while most social scientists dismiss the idea of distinct “generations” altogether. Nevertheless, many Americans on the younger side are unable to shake the impression there exists a lack of moral integrity among “Baby Boomers” and have struggled to understand WHY.
A case of misleading analysis, inaccurate statements, and bogus evidence For those unfamiliar with the case, American 1500 meter runner Shelby Houlihan revealed in a press conference on June 14th, 2021 that she had been banned from competition for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as a result of testing positive… Continue reading The CAS Report on Shelby Houlihan
[This piece first appeared on LetsRun.com on July 3, 2021.] After studying the research and methods used to identify exogenous nandrolone use in athletes, I believe the Houlihan case ultimately revolves around the question of corn consumption. The best research study I have read on this topic brings several strands together but also raises questions… Continue reading Burritogate All Comes Down to Corn
[This post, with ensuing discussion, first appeared June 21, 2021 on LetsRun.com.] There seems to be a great deal of confusion and deliberate misinformation about certain aspects of the Houlihan case, which are worth clarifying. Many commentators seem uncomfortable with the uncertainty that surrounds her case and, in their zeal to combat doping, have engaged… Continue reading The Railroading of Shelby Houlihan