As a result, the Charles Driscolls of the world are free to pollute hearings with junk science that can essentially never be effectively and timely challenged.
One possible solution is for scientific and technical portions of congressional hearings to be conducted by experts under the supervision of members, possibly under oath.
Whatever the solution, Congress must develop a means of hearing the whole of scientific truths - otherwise we will be at the mercy of half-truths.
Steve Milloy publishes JunkScience.com. Willie Soon is a Cambridge, Mass.-based physicist.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution