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Hatch Job

Here’s Sen. Orrin Hatch on CNBC last night, discussing stem-cell research: “If we can keep it out of politics and really talk about science, about the benefit of mankind, I think we have a number more than 60 votes. And, as you know, the letter in the House was signed by more than 200 House members. So the fact of the matter is, I believe if we keep it out of politics and we bring it up and basically argue from a standpoint of decent scientific research and the setting of moral and ethical standards and the hope for treatments and cures that might come from this type of research, I think we can pass it.” Hold on there, Orrin. You’re touting a letter signed by a bunch of politicians and in the same sentence saying we need to keep stem-cell research out of politics? Oh please.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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