I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Creating favorable research

I found this article while browsing the headlines. It reminded me of our discussion about representatives of interest groups giving testimony on the Hill and of Thank You For Smoking.


Cigarette Company Paid for Lung Cancer Study
Published: March 26, 2008
The revelation that a researcher’s study was underwritten by a tobacco company has caused an appearance of bias.

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