Monthly Archives: March 2017

Links 3/31/17

Links for you. Science: Predatory journals recruit fake editor Ex CDC Director: History Proves the Dangers of Underfunded Health Programs The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law FISHY BUSINESS: Accusations of research fraud … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts (actually, two weeks! Cuz we missed one): Resisting Schadenfreude In A Time Of Trump–The Healthcare Edition Trump Thinks The NIH Is “Terrible” The Fiscal Unsustainability Of Sprawl NIH And Coal Mining More On Bogus … Continue reading

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How Is This Different From Any Other Republican Policy Initiative?

Mark Schmitt is very despondent about the meaning of the failed Republican healthcare ‘plan’ (boldface mine): Yet we should also take a few minutes to be angry, furious even, about the sad last act of this long political showdown, one … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/17

Links for you. Science: Killing Science and Culture Doesn’t Make the Nation Stronger Science march on Washington, billed as historic, plagued by organizational turmoil How Did Sabercats Use Those Outlandish Fangs? “Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining … Continue reading

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The Rise In White Drug Abuse Deaths Is Long-Term And Gradual

There has been a lot of chatter about a recent Case and Deaton paper and follow-on media interviews which ascribe the increase in white working class mortality to ‘diseases of despair.’ Interesting how, when the white working class gets hammered, … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/17

Links for you. Science: The Case of the Dead Dog, the Bullet, and the Geneticist Who Solved It NOAA Cuts Could Stymie Research, Put Lives at Risk Why the Math Curriculum Makes No Sense Is our media learning medical reporting? … Continue reading

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Democrats Shouldn’t Worry About The ‘Fairness’ Of Filibustering Gorsuch For SCOTUS

They really shouldn’t: The implication of this claim, though, is that if Hillary Clinton wins the election, Republicans will give her latitude to appoint a reasonably well-qualified, non-extreme jurist to the vacant spot. I have long been skeptical that Republicans … Continue reading

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When You Kill A Collection, You Kill Scholarship

Witness the beclowning of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (boldface mine): It is my sad duty to report to you that the ULM administration has decided to divest the research collections in the Museum of Natural History. This includes … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/17

Links for you. Science: Asset managers campaign to limit use of antibiotics Science Committee Preparing Comprehensive NSF Legislation Fate of Independent Research Institutes Hangs in the Budgetary Balance (from 2013, but relevant regarding overhead rates) Large Sections of Australia’s Great … Continue reading

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Everything Is About The Budget Control Act

Or, Republicans are now getting screwed by the forced austerity they created. Every so often, I come across a piece arguing that Il Trumpe isn’t that different from Reagan. While I agree in many ways–is Betsy DeVos any more ridiculous … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Healthcare, Taxes