My friend Phil Plait is an astronomer, author of “Death From The Skies,” columnist for, and frequent guest on my radio show. Today on America Weekend, Phil asked why our government is attacking science — from a climate-change-denying Republican chairman of the House science committee, to a state legislature (Louisiana) that thinks creationism should be taught in schools as part of the science curriculum, to the Obama administration’s reduction of NASA’s budget for space exploration. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!