Archives for December, 2010

A war on science?

Dave Bruggeman, whose blog on science policy I find generally indispensable, has an odd distaste for the idea of a Republican war on science. Most recently, this emerged in response to a review by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General into a report on the post-BPocalypse oil drilling moratorium. The original report was found to…

Calling out ‘dickishness’

Steve Benen and Andrew Sullivan are discussing the dickishness of Republicans, and the value in calling out ‘dickishness’. Sullivan notes: What we’ve observed these past two years is a political party that knows nothing but scorched earth tactics, cannot begin to see any merits in the other party’s arguments, refuses to compromise one inch on…

Eric Cantor, Republican whip and soon-to-be Majority Leader has a horrible idea. He wants to cut government spending (which is not necessarily the best choice right now), and he thinks the place to start is the NSF. To top it off, he’s too lazy to do his own research. So he put up a website…