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Archives for February, 2008

Lots of readers have been writing, asking us for video from the AAAS science debate… Now from New Scientist: Clinton vs Obama: who would be best for science?

That’s What She Said

At yesterday’s Ocean Leadership Policy Forum in DC, I had the opportunity to ask Senator Landrieu, (D-La)“What can the ocean community do to prioritize funding for programs like Sea Grant and support for basic research?” Her response was interesting and articulate, and although she never actually answered my question, Landrieu demonstrated leadership on–and a real…

Rita Colwell on ScienceDebate2008

Rita Colwell Former Director, National Science Foundation 1998-2004; Distinguished Professor, University Of Maryland/Johns Hopkins University School Of Public Health; National Medal of Science, 2006 Watch more video statements here

Back To The Hill…

This morning I’m off to Cap City for an Ocean Leadership Public Policy Forum on the Hill. Senator Landrieu is set to deliver the keynote address and speakers include Vice Admiral Lautenbacher (Administrator of NOAA), and Rita Colwell (former Director of the National Science Foundation). While it’s a little early in season for the cherry…

Neal Lane On ScienceDebate2008

Neal Lane Former Science Adviser to President Clinton as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Senior Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University Watch more video statements here

Our Fearless Leader

Over at Shifting Baselines, Randy Olson just posted an interview with Matthew Chapman, the original guy behind the curtain of Science Debate 2008. Sheril and I have taken to calling Matthew our “fearless leader,” but “fearless, selfless, deeply inspirational leader without whom this wouldn’t have been possible” is better, I think. Here’s a quote from…

Sheril on ScienceDebate2008

Keeping November in perspective, the upcoming election isn’t about gender, race, or Nader… it’s about our collective future. And the Call for a presidential debate on science and technology doesn’t just come from our luminaries, it’s been taken up by students, businesspeople, doctors, teachers, and concerned citizens everywhere–including us! Sheril Kirshenbam Resident Blogger, Marine Biologist,…

Steven Chu on ScienceDebate2008

Steven Chu Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Biology at U.C. Berkeley, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997 Watch more video statements here

Nader the Vote Raider

I don’t have much to add to Sheril’s recent post on Ralph Nader–and I certainly don’t have anything nearly as clever to put up here as the Forrest Gump picture (although I will add that unlike Nader, Forrest did eventually stop running). I will say this, though. As someone who was working at a liberal…

So. Ralph Nader’s running for president… again. Sure, it wouldn’t quite feel like a proper election without him–Nader’s been on the ticket ever since I was old enough to participate. But the thing is, he generally appeals to young voters seeking change and this time around, Clinton and Obama fill that already crowded niche. Yes…