Joseph Doolen
Joseph Doolen

Should Scientific Information Be Free to Everyone? The Biggest Name in Science Weighs In

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting in July sets the stage for international cooperation in assuring that benefits from science are universal. Too bad Congress is in the way.

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Obama Climate Change Speech: Obama's Second-Term Climate Plan Don't Need No Stinkin' Congress

Receiving criticism from all sides, Obama's energy policies have benefited both environment and Big Energy. Unleashed from election cycles, will his second term climate change agenda succeed?
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My Name is Ron Johnson, and I Helped Protect Pedophiles in Wisconsin

What do Sen. Ron Johnson and the Pope have in common? They both oppose the Child Victims Act of Wisconsin, and they've played integral parts in its defeat.
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Green Energy: The Fiscal Cliff Deal Actually Pushes Obama's Green Agenda

Everyone's favorite deal to trash in the new year, it turns out, was brilliant politics from and environmentalist's point of view. Does the fiscal cliff deal portend a "greening" of the economy?
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Argonne Goal: A Major Energy Revolution in Batteries Could Happen in 5 Years

A new research center announced Friday by the DOE will lead the research and manufacturing sectors toward a new paradigm shift in how we think about power.
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Solar Power: What Obama Can Learn From German Solar Success and Failure

The United States must take the lead in the solar energy in order for the battle on climate change to be won. Who can President Obama look to for a template? Germany has a good thing going.

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Biden Wins VP Debate 2012: Youtube Video and Analysis

I'll be joining some quiet scholarly types and some loud raging liberals (and moderates), this evening in Madison, WI to watch what can only be described as... well, a debate. Won't you join me?
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Romney Defeats Obama (in Word Count): Highlights and Analysis of Obama vs Romney Debate

ERMAGHERD! Barack Obama is coming to UW-Madison tomorrow! On Bascom Hill! Tonight, your friendly cheesehead (transplant) live blogs the debate from the foot of the hill at UW's Memorial Union.
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Who Won the Presidential Debate Last Night: Obama Prevails, Mitt Romney Zingers Disappoint

Barack Obama didn't take any chances tonight, played it safe, and close to the chest. Romney used cherry-picked facts and spent energy pissing off Jim Lehrer, interrupting the Commander-In-Chief.
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Make My Chair Day: How to Eastwood in 5 Easy Steps

A Hollywood actor crashed Mitt Romney's party this past week and, in the process, inspired a new trend on the internet: Eastwooding.
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Paul Ryan Lies: 6 Biggest Lies from the Ryan RNC Speech

The biggest whoppers out of a 40-minute sales pitch to low-information voters show the hypocrisy, cruelty, and ignorance of the Romney/Ryan platform.

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Mia Love RNC Speech Hides Racism at GOP Convention

A mind-blowingly ignorant display of racism at the Republican National Convention raises questions about the party's constituency.
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Fracking Industry Crashes Academic Conference: But That Was Not Even the Worst Part

Texas Energy Institute’s corrupt obfuscation provides fracking industry fuel for its fires worldwide.
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West Nile Virus Symptoms: Disturbing Spike in West Nile Cases Prompts Questions

The Dallas area has been stricken with a West Nile outbreak in early August , with severe cases nationwide the highest since 2004.
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Paul Ryan Budget Plan is Less About Ayn Ryan Than You Think

Paul Ryan is a huge fan of author and social theorist Ayn Rand, at least before being vetted in 2012. Who was Rand and what does she really mean to Ryan?
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Paul Ryan as VP Will Deliver Wisconsin to Romney

Rep. Paul Ryan has been on the short-list for months, but is he too risky, or would he give Romney a swing state boost?

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Election Prediction: 10 Reasons Obama Will Win in a Landslide

Mitt Romney is not only an inferior candidate, but has an inferior campaign. The myriad albatrosses around Romney's neck can be distilled down to just a handful of very serious problems.
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Paul Ryan VP 2012: Buzz Growing as Romney Decision Nears

As the discussion over who Romney will pick as his VP heats up, what is the likelihood of a Romney/Paul Ryan ticket? What would the Ayn Rand disciple and 'Ryan Plan' creator as VP really mean?
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Rick Santorum's Science Denial Will Kill Any Momentum the GOP Candidate Has

The ever-wandering GOP searchlight has settled squarely on Rick Santorum. This time, a blatant record of disregard for science will sink the new Republican flavor of the week.
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Chris Christie, Ron Paul, or Marco Rubio: Who Will Be the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee in 2012?

In the primary season, Mitt Romney's potential running mates have often been measured by how dissimilar they are to the former governor. Here's a gauge on who would be the best match.