June 24, 2010 | 5 comments
Art Robinson, a scientist who was profiled in TAS (“A Scientist Finds Independence,” Feb. 2001), and has written for the magazine about global warming, is running for Congress. He confirmed in an email that he filed at the last minute for the GOP primary in Oregon’s 4th congressional district.
“The spectacle in Washington is causing many Americans to do unexpected things,” Robinson told me.
The winner of the primary will face Democrat Peter DeFazio, a 12-term incumbent. Robinson is a conservative Republican. DeFazio is a liberal and a member of the House Progressive Caucus.
Robinson is best known for his “Petition Project,” in which he collected 31,000 signatures from scientists who oppose the “scientific consensus” supporting man-made global warming. He also publishes a newsletter, Access to Energy.
While still a young man, Robinson became a full Professor of Chemistry at U.C. San Diego. Later he was president of the Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto. But his experiments showing that Vitamin C could not cure cancer caused a rupture with Pauling.
Robinson also has expert knowledge on civil defense and home schooling. After breaking with Pauling he formed the Oregon Institute for Science and Medicine. He does his own biomedical research with volunteer support at his farm in Southern Oregon. Robinson accepts no government funds.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?