Paul Krugman on the Political Witch Hunt for 'Dissident' Scientists

And by dissidents, I mean scientists who express beliefs contrary to what some politicians find convenient. You may have heard that Republicans have issued a massive Freedom of Information request to pore through the esteemed historian William Cronon's email accounts after he criticized the Wisconsin governor. Today, Paul Krugman has a smart, patently vitriolic op-ed about how this act is suggestive of a gathering storm that may serve to oppress scientists and their findings, and how creating spectacle to divert public attention from good science (a la Climate-gate) is the tactic du jour.

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