Category Archives: Lamar Smith

Creation of Science Laureate Runs into Opposition

Isn’t there anything that Congress can agree on anymore? In May, a bipartisan bill to create the position of a national science laureate was proposed by Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California and Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas. Smith … Continue reading

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Republican Congressman Says Dick Cheney to Join Lyndon Johnson in Hell

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones is best known for calling for the renaming of “French fries” as “freedom fries.” That was during the buildup to the Iraq War when the French were standing in the way of the U.S. invasion. … Continue reading

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Anti-Science Thinking Permeates Possible Chairs of House Science Committee

The defeat of Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to the U.S. Senate is good for science because Akin lost his House seat in pursuit of higher office. Akin sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Anyone who sits … Continue reading

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House Bill would Require Internet Providers to Keep Personal Information of Subscribers for Police Access

One of the more disturbing pieces of legislation to come out of this Congressional session is HR 1981, titled Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011. The title of the legislation makes it particularly hard to oppose. Who opposes … Continue reading

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Congressman Smith Calls Liberal Media Bias Greater Threat To America Than Terrorism or Recession

Congressman Lamar Smith wants Americans to know that another terrorist attack is not the greatest threat to this country. The economy is not the greatest threat either. No, Smith said the greatest threat to this country is the media’s liberal … Continue reading

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