In early 2007, just as the new international scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was being released, a front group financed by ExxonMobil offered $10,000 for each pseudostudy or paper disputing the findings of the scientific community.
A Harvard Professor of Law looks at George W. Bush's arguments that, as commander-in-chief, he's allowed to order torture of enemy combatants. He concludes that, if they hold, then he's also allowed to order genocide and the introduction of slavery.
George Deutsch, a twenty-four-year-old Bush political appointee to NASA, not only had no scientific training, he was ultimately forced to resign for having lied about graduating from college at all... Mr. Deutsch, who was an intern in the Bush-Cheney campaign, instructed the NASA scientists in a memo that the Big Bang "is not a proven fact; it is opinion. This is more than a scientific issue, it is a religious issue.