This campaign really is about whether we are an elightened nation or one that retreats into the dark ages. How can any educated person support these kooks?
Say what you want about Kerry, I can't imagine how he, or anyone else for that matter could screw things up more.
...This year, 48 Nobel laureates dropped all pretense of nonpartisanship as they signed a letter endorsing Senator John Kerry. "Unlike previous administrations, Republican and Democratic alike, the Bush administration has ignored unbiased scientific advice in the policy making that is so important to our collective welfare," they wrote. The critics include members of past Republican administrations.
And battles continue to erupt in government agencies over how to communicate research findings that might clash with administration policies.
This month, three NASA scientists and several officials at NASA headquarters and at two agency research centers described how news releases on new global warming studies had been revised by administrators to play down definitiveness or risks. The scientists and officials said other releases had been delayed. "You have to be evenhanded in reporting science results, and it's
apparent that there is a tendency for that not to be occurring now," said Dr. James E. Hansen, a climate expert who is director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan....
There's more. Read the whole article if you have the stomach.