In the weeks after the George Will kerfluffle and Bobby Jindal’s ignorance of geology, and Sarah Palin’s comment during dissing fruit fly research, we can see that the Republican war on science goes on. Oh, sure, with no more Bush, the top-down political interference is over, no question about it.
But when one the voting base of the two major political parties in the United States is opposed to science as if it were a global conspiracy theory, then yeah, I’d say the WoS goes on. So, here’s an oldie but goodie of Chris Mooney explaining what he means by the Republican War on Science:
 You’d think the governor of Louisiana of all places would support an early-warning system for anticipating natural disasters. But then again, Republicans (and presumably Jindal) didn’t think that well-run hurricane warning systems were necessary either.
- Mooney, Chris (2005) The Republican War on Science
- Jacoby, Susan (2008) The Age of American Unreason.