August 18, 2012

Analyzing Paul Ryan's Record on Science

David Malakoff, Science Insider


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U.S. Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) don't have much in common when it comes to politics. Kucinich is a very liberal Democrat who's leaving Congress this January after being defeated in a primary election by a more moderate colleague. Ryan is a conservative leader and now the Republican Party's presumptive candidate for vice president. A dozen years ago, however, the two men found one thing they could agree on—killing the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a multibillion dollar laser fusion project at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

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