30 Apr '12, 3pm

Let’s Just Say It: When It Comes to Science, The Right is the Problem

Let’s Just Say It: When It Comes to Science, The Right is the Problem

This weekend in The Washington Post , two deans of the Washington establishment, the Brookings Institution’s Thomas Mann and the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein, finally stated what has been increasingly obvious: The problem with U.S. politics is coming from the right, not from “both sides.” In their piece, provocatively titled “Let’s Just Say It: The Republicans Are The Problem,” they note that Republicans and conservatives have become extreme and unwilling to compromise. And as they stress, this is not something the Democrats or liberals are “just as bad” at. Hence, the whole approach of the mainstream or centrist media is myopic or, worse, complicit. “A balanced treatment of an unbalanced phenomenon distorts reality,” write Mann and Ornstein. Mann and Ornstein make allusion in their piece to the fact that conservatives have simultaneously become extremel...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/let-s-just-say-it-when-it-comes...

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