Grist Magazine staff writer David Roberts kept a rather wily running commentary of yesterday's congressional hearings on the White House putting their grubby claws all over taxpayer-funded science. The good guys got some jabs in, but was all the "lawyering" and "technobabble" a distraction from the fact that in the only contest that really matters (Climate Change!), we're falling behind? "It was a political circus" Roberts says. "Trying to pretend that we're arguing about science when what we're actually arguing about is policy, helps the conservatives.
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