I was impressed by your line by line refutation of the Taubes supporter.
You quote Gina Kolata of the NYTimes - "[Gary Taubes] ignores definitive studies done in the 1950s and ’60s by Jules Hirsch of Rockefeller University and Rudolph Leibel of Columbia."
Maybe my research skills stink but I can't find any study done by Hirsch and Leibel dating to the 1950s or 1960s.
Have you read it yourself?
Via the blog
Allow me to point you in the right direction.
The actual studies are a little hard to access unless you have access to various medical and nutrition journals, but there are other ways to get informed.
This 2007 International Herald Tribune article excellently summarizes Hirsch's (pictured at left) research from the late 1950s.
This short article from the National Institutes of Health archives discusses Leibel's findings (the quintessential "a calorie is a calorie" philosophy that Taubes loves to refute).