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Ignorance as political bliss: The Republican war on social science

Dan Farber, professor of law | February 26, 2013

Several recent posts on the Legal Planet blog have been about the political process, discussing issues like political polarization, congressional deadlock, and special interest groups.  The discipline of political science is in large part the study of how collective decisions get made. It would seem to be in everyone’s interest to have a better understanding … Continue reading »

No celebrations here: Why the White House public-access policy sucks

Michael Eisen, Professor of molecular and cell biology |

I am taking a lot of flak from my friends in the open access community about my sour response to the White House’s statement on public access to papers arising from federally-funded scientific research. While virtually everyone in the open access movement is calling for “celebration” of this “landmark” event, I see a huge missed … Continue reading »