The Corner

“Obama Aims to Shield Science from Politics”

That’s the Washington Post’s tendentious stem-cell headline. All restrictions on subsidized human experimentation can be viewed as “political interference” in science. Thankfully, Obama isn’t trying to lift all such restrictions — just the ones his base is clamoring to get rid of.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.