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'America’s Temple of Pseudoscience'

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"You don’t have to schlep all the way to Kentucky in order to visit America’s greatest shrine to pseudoscience," Michael Schulson writes at The Daily Beast. "In fact, that shrine is a 15-minute trip away from most American urbanites."

Higher Education Comes at a High Cost
Larry's List

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Students all over America are defaulting on their student loans, especially those who attended private, profit-making institutions; Democrats' chants about Osama bin Laden's death take us back to George W. Bush's boasts about Saddam Hussein; meanwhile, new scientific studies prove organic produce contains fewer pesticides and bacteria. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Food Safety Bill Stalls

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If you need yet another example of how Washington just doesn't quite work, a bill that aims to curb food contamination has stalled despite having broad bipartisan support, plus backing from President Obama and industry and consumer groups, and the fact that the House passed its version of the legislation more than a year ago.

Behind the Label

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An industry group of organic and natural food producers is attempting to develop a standard for non-genetically modified and organic food. Existing labels declaring food "organic" are based as marketing devices, not on an actual standard of rigorous testing.

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