December 2011 Archives
Two senators deliver a striking colloquy that is an outstanding resource for civics and science teachers nationwide
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Dec 19, 2011
It is shocking that US Senators actually have to rise to defend science. But two defenders of reason and liberty did a great job of it.
Eight reasons why Obama should reverse his support of Secretary Sebelius's decision on Plan B
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Dec 15, 2011
The last time this happened, it was under Bush administration FDA commissioner Lester Crawford, and it was a major scandal. It should be this time too, and here's why.
South African Climate Summit erodes the status of scientific knowledge in future negotiations
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Dec 11, 2011
Durban ended with an extension of Kyoto, but an erosion of the status of science as an arbiter of future agreements.
"There are questions about the validity of (climate) science" Huntsman Says At Heritage Foundation Event
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Dec 06, 2011
"The scientific community owes us more in terms of a better description of explanation about what might lie beneath all of this." But former Bush economic chief Doug Holtz-Eakin says GOP politicians are taking "positions that are divorced from any reality on the policy and from their own history.”