The worst thing about this excellent piece from the New York Times is the title – “Fact Free Science.”
It outlines no such thing. Instead, the article is an examination of how science is under attack by the right. What makes the piece strong is how it ties what is going on now to what happened in the late 80s and early 90s from the left.
Both sides do the same thing – they undermine the facts in the name of advancing beliefs. The left was maddening, but hit a natural wall, which was pretty much the edge of your local university. The right has no such limitation, and has the megaphones of talk radio and Fox News in its corner.