Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked if he believes in evolution the other day and he punted. This created another opportunity for the Republicans-deny-science brigade to slam the GOP for its apparent ignorance of every day facts of life. One of Paul Krugmans favorite themes, for example, is that Republicans deny global warming.
But is the accusation really true? Do Republicans deny science more often than Democrats? Turns out they dont. But Republicans are more vulnerable because a hostile media is more likely to ask GOP candidates questions that potentially put them at odds with their base.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?