As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, NCSE can’t try to change the outcome of elections, which means we keep mum about candidates who attack climate science and evolution from the hustings. But that doesn’t mean we don’t keep watch: candidates become policymakers, and it’s valuable to know what our future leaders are saying.

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It's always a thrill to see a major TV drama take a detailed swipe at topics like creationism or climate change denial, and I was especially excited to see the lengthy discussion in last night's episode of The Newsroom. In an interview based on the real candidate Santorum's comments, the fake news anchor (Will McAvoy) in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom mixes it up with a Santorum-pumping fake spokesman for the League of Catholic Voters (Randall Dell). The show is set 2 years in the past, when Santorum was a leading candidate for the presidency.

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