There is still zero empirical evidence that anthropogenic production of CO2 is making any measurable contribution to the world’s present warming trend.
"Is Global Warming a Sin?" Counterpunch, April 28-30, 2007.
Although the decisions of the American Courts are of course not binding on us, yet the sound and enlightened views of American lawyers in the administration and development of the law a law, except so far as altered by statutory enactment, derived from a common source with our own entitle their decisions to the utmost respect and confidence on our part.Alexander Cockburn
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.Alexander Cockburn
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost — the lost valleys of the imagination.Alexander Cockburn
A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.Alexander Cockburn
No one believes for a moment the embargo will prompt the Iraqi people to rise against Saddam Hussein.Alexander Cockburn
No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.Alexander Cockburn
Cockburn’s personal history links him to the politics of the Communist Party, and there are still moments in his writing – debating the number of people estimated to have perished in Stalin’s gulags, claiming that ‘the Brezhnev years were a Golden Age for the Soviet working class’, when aspects of his father’s convictions can be glimpsed.Alexander Cockburn