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Cato expert: Conservatives betraying small-government values by opposing pot legalization

A drug policy expert at the Cato Institute challenged conservatives to take a principled limited-government stance on marijuana, arguing that the feds are only exacerbating the problems with regulations. “There are conservatives who take a big-government stance on this,” Tim Lynch, director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice, told Raw…

Jane Austen’s novels heavily polished by editor: expert

LONDON — Jane Austen, one of the greatest novelists in English literature, had her work heavily edited to fix original manuscripts littered with spelling and grammatical mistakes, an expert said Saturday. Professor Kathryn Sutherland studied 1,100 original handwritten pages of Austen’s unpublished writings and concluded that her efforts had been…

Colbert tells GOP questioner ‘one day of me studying anything makes me an expert’

GOP lawmaker blasts Democrats over Colbert testimony The plan for Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert to testify “in character” before a House of Representatives immigration subcommittee on Friday did not initially go as planned. By 10 am, the hearing had become such a spectacle that Rep. John Conyers asked Colbert to…

BP relooping video of oil leak, expert charges

Oil company BP announced on Wednesday that the “static kill” operation to plug its ruptured Deepwater Horizon oil well from above with drilling mud had achieved its “desired outcome” of temporarily controlling the flow of oil. Oil industry expert Bob Cavnar, however, is skeptical of BP’s rosy evaluation. “You don’t…

US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated

US expert says China’s worst oil spill is far larger than government has reported so far. China’s worst known oil spill is dozens of times larger than the government has reported, and some of the oil was spilled deliberately to avoid an even larger disaster, an American expert said Friday.…

Former E&P editor slams ‘horrible’ AP report for treating Breitbart as an expert

An Associated Press report on the Breitbart-Sherrod controversy seems to have attracted the weighty criticism of a former editor with Editor and Publisher, who slammed the piece as “horrible” for its reliance on Andrew Breitbart as an expert. Greg Mitchell, who now blogs for The Nation, also cited as “horrible”…

Divers find 230-year-old bottles of champagne belonging to King Louis XIV

Divers have found bottles of champagne some 230 years old on the bottom of the Baltic which a wine expert described Saturday as tasting “fabulous”. Thought to be premium brand Veuve Clicquot, the 30 bottles discovered perfectly preserved at a depth of 55 metres (180 feet) could have been in…

Expert suspects BP has ulterior motive behind oil well cap

Since a blowout preventer cap was placed over BP’s damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico last weekend, there have been repeated delays in the so-called “well integrity tests” to determine whether the cap can be effective in holding back the oil. On Tuesday, Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen…

CNN: Americans too dumb to understand Obama’s speech

Media critics and linguists are criticizing CNN for running a story claiming that President Obama’s Tuesday night address to the nation on the Gulf oil spill “may have gone over the heads of many in his audience.” What’s more, critics say, the story was based on an analysis carried out…

Energy expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’

BP ‘totally in charge of the news’ about oil leak, energy expert says As the latest effort to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico meets with failure, the idea of nuking the immediate area to seal the oil underground is gaining steam among some energy experts and…

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