Capitol Ideas

Capitol Ideas

A Disgrace to Science

By From the February 2010 issue

For about a generation, the Western world has been coping with a politicized attack on science by the very people who should have been guarding its integrity.
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Capitol Ideas

Perilous Path for Obama

By From the July 2009 - August 2009 issue

Last month I pointed out the ways in which Obama’s policies could threaten the country’s future. Here I look at the issue from the other direction: the extent to which his agenda, or what seems to be his agenda, could threaten his own political future. An incumbent president faces conspicuous hazards in two broad fields. The first is no-win military entanglements which the public feels have gone on for too long; the second is a poorly functioning economy.

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