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Rep. Lamar Smith and climate change

 Editor,

The majority and some of the deepest discussions and debates on Climate Change take place in Congressman Lamar Smith’s Space, Science and Technology Committee. Critics say this forum gives too much time to those in denial, too much time to experts funded by entities benefiting financially from business as usual, and too much weight to questionable science.

Give Trump credit

Peter Funt

The nation’s newspapers are struggling mightily to find columnists who are willing to write nice things about Donald Trump.

That’s according to a report in the Washington Post, indicating that the regular stable of conservative pundits-from George Will to David Brooks-isn’t delivering enough pro-Trump op-eds. As it happens, I was just finishing a column praising the president-elect when the Post’s story came out.

Why fake news is dangerous

Lee H. Hamilton

Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he’d have said the same thing — except maybe with more pointed words.

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