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Richard Cohen: Politics, not science, holds back GOP on climate change

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A friend of mine worked for a small-town newspaper years ago and had to write the weather report. The county fair was approaching but the prediction was for rain. So the editors, fearing the wrath of local merchants, ordered my friend to change "rainy" to "sunny." That was the newspaper's policy. It has since been adopted by much of the Republican Party. It is a stunning thing, when you think about it -- GOP conservatives ...

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