Editor's Note: The following is a modified excerpt from the new book Science Left Behind.
Progressive Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced his retirement recently, foregoing a re-election bid in 2014. Science Insider, the policy news arm of the journal Science, wished him a fond farewell, calling him a "longtime champion" of biomedical research.
This is exactly backwards.
In reality, Harkin has been... (Read Full Article)