The GOP’s rising neutron star

It seems to be a hot trend over the last few years for those who want to take charge of the GOP to assault science with utter disregard for the role it plays in the U.S. economy and its necessity in helping people manage disasters. In his rebuttal to the State of the Union, Jindal decided that he would continue this Quixotic tradition and decried spending money on volcano monitoring, unable to define what it means and seeming generally befuddled about why we should be doing something as silly as monitoring huge mountains that can suddenly spew out enough lava and superheated rock to destroy a city.

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