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  • Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]

    Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]
    Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation based on the unassailable evidence that a woman at a presidential debate told her so. And their legislative colleague Rep. Todd Akin — while serving on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee — defended a ban on abortion based partially on the belief that women who are raped can shut down their pregnancies.
  • Rape and the mind of God

    Rape and the mind of God
    Indiana's Richard Mourdock, Illinois' Joe Walsh and Missouri's Todd Akin aren't doctors. They are Republicans running for the U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives. But they appear to have special knowledge of how a woman's body works, not to...

    Akin's reactionary philosophy

    A Neanderthal who spits out stupid comments about how women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape" sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology? Heaven help us! Rep. Todd Akin should quickly resign and go spout his...

    Outsider Bartlett faces political challenge of career

    Outsider Bartlett faces political challenge of career
    When Roscoe Bartlett was thrust suddenly into front runner status in a topsy-turvy race for Congress in 1992, Republican leaders in Maryland arranged a meeting so he could get to know them. Maybe it was his ill-fitting suit, or his folksy demeanor, but...

    Hasn't science done enough harm to humanity?

    Every night before bed, I ask God to protect us from scientists. Apparently I haven't been praying hard enough, as I awoke the other morning to this headline: "Scientists revive giant 30,000-year-old virus from Siberian permafrost." I read on and...