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The Next Frontier In The War Over Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and the scientific community at large are expressing serious alarm at a House Republican bill that they argue w...

Why I Left The Republican Party

Chad Brown | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chad Brown

The "Duck Dynasty Wing" of the Republican Party has taken over the GOP, and they're not about to retreat in their war on science and common sense.

Republican Expects To Stay On Science Committee After Blasting Science

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is admittedly not a big fan nor a believer in some of the most central tenets of science, but that shouldn't be a reason to co...

GOP Congressman Explains Anti-Science Remarks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) offered an explanation this week for comments the congressman made referring to basic scientific principles as...

Todd Akin and the House Science Committee Don't Believe in Science

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The Mars Curiosity Rover has more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Todd Akin has a little over 5,000. Guess which one has more influence on our nation's science and space policy?

Does Conservatism Have to Be Synonymous With Ignorance?

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Lawrence M. Krauss

As we head into the home stretch of a too-long presidential primary season, it is not too late for the public to turn their back on candidates that turn their back on empirical reality and scientific progress.

Why the Republican Assault on Reason?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Marvin Meadors

For Democrats, the greater the level of education the greater the acceptance of climate change, but for Republicans, the reverse is true.

How Groups Become Extreme

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

The current crop of Republican candidates has lost complete touch with truth (reality) because it is the captive of primarily one and only one way of knowing.

Why the Republican War on Science?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Marvin Meadors

Conservatives reject moral relativism where standards of right and wrong are thought to be mere products of time and culture, but what about the dangers of intellectual relativism where one believes what he wants to believe simply because it supports one's value structure?

Want to Understand Republicans? First Understand Evolution

Chris Mooney | Posted 04.09.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

From global warming denial to claims about "death panels" to baseless fears about inflation, it often seems there are so many factually wrong claims on the political right that those who make them live in a different reality. Maybe they actually do.

The Un-American War on Science

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

My family founded the Minnesota Republican Party and I am dismayed by this un-American display of prideful ignorance. Our GOP candidates ought to be ashamed.