articles tagged: politicians
republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters
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republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters

Republican voters may cherry pick the science of climate change, but they love green energy in their backyards. So why are the lawmakers they elect trying to kill it?

if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…
# tech

if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…

Widespread automation is about to hit the developing world, hard.

when scientists have to fight political hacks
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when scientists have to fight political hacks

Congressman Lamar Smith desperately wants another Climategate and he's happy to abuse his power to manufacture one.

the peter principle stacks the deck against science
# science

the peter principle stacks the deck against science

Too many of the lawmakers who sit on the House Science and Technology Committee are the absolute worst people to be on such a committee.

when politicians and technology don’t mix
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when politicians and technology don’t mix

First, Congress was telling engineers how to build their rockets. Now it's telling programmers how to write their software.

censoring the web one keyword at a time
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censoring the web one keyword at a time

Governments censoring, filtering, and manipulating the internet, so hot right now.

yes, education is good for you, stop whining.
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yes, education is good for you, stop whining.

Politicians seem to be really upset with people learning things from which they might not get immediate, quantifiable benefit. And that's the worst possible attitude about education.

the onion explains how science is funded
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the onion explains how science is funded

Nothing is more important to a modern nation's prosperity than science and engineering, and nothing is more neglected by today's politicians.

putting science on the chopping block, again
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putting science on the chopping block, again

Politicians want to cut scientific research and education programs, ignoring how little they'd actually be cutting and how many people it will truly affect.

to boldly try to go again. maybe. kind of…
# space

to boldly try to go again. maybe. kind of…

Politicians still can't figure out exactly what they want NASA to be or do. And that's hurting both its budget and its ability to plan.

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