February 20, 2013

Nat'l Cancer Institute Funds Political Hit Job

Bill Frezza, Huffington Post

AP Photo

What was the National Cancer Institute (NCI) thinking when it decided to spend $678,952 to fund a notorious political activist to conduct a "scientific" research study designed to prove that the Tea Party was an invention of Big Tobacco and the Koch brothers, rather than a grassroots movement of disenfranchised Americans fed up with both the Republican and Democratic parties?

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TAGGED: Tea Party, Science And Politics, National Cancer Institute, Science Funding


October 16, 2013
Obama, Congress Playing Games with Science
Hank Campbell, USAT
In 1968, after CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite formally came out against the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson was apocryphally to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America." more ››
October 19, 2013
Tea Partiers Score High on Science Literacy
Dan Kahan, Cult. Cog. Proj.
The "science comprehension" measure is a composite of 11 items from the National Science Foundation's "Science Indicators" battery, the standard measure of "science literacy" used in public opinion studies (including... more ››