Isabelle Katz Pinzler

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Senatorial “Secret Holds” Are Censorship

By |2020-01-05T23:18:43-05:00December 9th, 2009|Blog|

According to a recent report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a number of Senators have failed to abide by Section 512 of the 2007 Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) which prohibits the use of “secret holds” on legislation and nominations but provides no mechanism for enforcement of the law. Under the system of holds, [...]

Science informing politics, not politics informing science

By |2020-01-06T00:08:07-05:00February 18th, 2009|Blog|

Science based policy had a rough time of it for the last eight years. More than any prior administration, Democratic or Republican, the Bush Administration censored, suppressed, distorted and ignored science. Government scientists were harassed and retaliated against and scientific research and even information gathering were de-funded. Censorship of science violates the values embodied in the First Amendment and the [...]

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