Barack Obama, the anti-science president 

The Washington Post's editorial board has it right today on the Obama administration's politicization of nuclear science. Thanks to Obama and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., we have nuclear waste spread throughout the nation, instead of in the facility we've already spent $15 billion to develop:

[A] Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that after decades of study and $15?billion spent, the Energy Department did not have technical or safety grounds on which to end the Yucca Mountain project. In fact, admitted Assistant Energy Secretary Pete Lyons last Wednesday, the administration’s decision-making concerned “a question of social, public acceptance.” Yet the DOE rapidly dismantled the program in a way that makes it difficult to restart work should the politics change. The administration claimed that there are more attractive alternatives but didn’t say what they were, instead appointing another panel.

It's a great editorial, please read the whole thing.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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