Shawn Lawrence Otto

Jul. 27, 2012

Why Science Is a Non-Issue in the Election...Again

How science stacks up against other issues discussed and debated on the campaign trail.

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May. 11, 2012

The Case for a Presidential Science Debate

A grassroots group is calling for a presidential debate based on science and technology issues.

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Oct. 14, 2011

When Politics Meets Science

Should candidates take an American Science Pledge?

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Jan. 11, 2008

The Call for A Science Debate

Should the presidential candidates participate in a debate focusing on science, technology, and the environment? A group of voters has started a petition movement calling for a science debate.

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