Mark Kleiman

Climate Denial and the Republicans: The Poor Man’s Anticommunism

Why is the Republican Party so wedded to climate denial?  As Dan has noted, not a single Republican candidate in the 2010 Senate elections could acknowledge the reality of climate change.  Shortly after taking the majority in the House, the House Energy and Commerce Committee declared climate change to be a hoax.  But this seems …


Think Tanks, Advocacy Tanks, and the Kleiman Rule

Dan is absolutely right to distinguish between real think tanks and what I called “fake think tanks” (and what he calls, more generously, “advocacy tanks.”).  But what we need is some criterion for distinguishing the two: one key move of the modern Conservative Movement has been to dismiss all study as simply being the product …