James Wimberley

Lies, Damned Lies, and Climate Statistics

For once, Donald Trump cited an actual source better than a Breitbart rumour for his claim that Obama’s Paris commitment would cost a fortune: Compliance with the terms of the Paris accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by… Read more »

Gresham’s Second Law

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who with Robert Cailliau created the World-Wide Web 28 years ago with the specification for HTML, has published an open letter to the Web’s 2 billion users today. The text is here, in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. He invites everybody to share it, so I’ll save you the fatigue of clicking… Read more »

The Crumbling of ISIS

Officially, the Iraqi government is still dampening expectations of an early victory in Mosul. But the news on the ground tells a different story. General Stephen Townsend, commanding the US “assistance” mission, last week: ISIS is down to 2,000 fighters in Mosul, including those now isolated in Tal Afar. Iraqi Federal police, 28 February:  since… Read more »