November 3, 2012

Did Obama Restore Science in America?

Berezow & Campbell, The American

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In his 2009 inaugural address, President Barack Obama promised to “restore science to its rightful place,” in addition to making the government more transparent and accountable. Millions rallied to his cause. Four years later, how has he done?

Unfortunately, not well. On a whole host of issues, Obama has placed politics before science. We will examine just three of them: vaccines, the BP oil spill, and “Cash for Clunkers.”

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TAGGED: Autism, Vaccines, Oil Spill, Cash For Clunkers, Science, Obama Administration, Barack Obama


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