Category Archives: Funding

Sort Of Good News For NIH

So the Republican-controlled House is pretty much telling Il Trumpe et alia they’re not happy with his proposed NIH budget (boldface mine): In a bill released this week, lawmakers in the US House of Representatives are seeking a 3 percent … Continue reading

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The Republican War On Standards

And I’m not referring to the usual pundit complaint about how mean and uncivil everyone is supposedly being. I mean the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’). While it’s fun to joke about NIST being the keepers of official … Continue reading

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The Republican War On Microbiology

Yes, this is from Trump’s proposed budget, not a Congressional proposal. But until Republicans shoot this down–if they do shoot it down–they own this (boldface mine; color original): Welcome to the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL) Please note that the President’s … Continue reading

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The Trump Administration Has A Very Unserious NIH Budget Proposal

Former ScienceBlogling and now International Man of Scientific Mystery Ed Yong reports (boldface mine): The bulked-up version of the President’s budget for fiscal year 2018, which will be released next week, may not allay those fears. According to two sources … Continue reading

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The Census Is Still In Trouble

The U.S. right has had a long-running battle against the U.S. Census. Some context from five years ago: These are the same Republicans who have no problem with the massive surveillance state. At this point, it’s practically legal for the … Continue reading

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Congress Tells Trump To Go To Hell About The NIH’s Fogarty Center

One of the few specific items in Il Trumpe’s Magic Asterisk NIH budget was the elimination of NIH’s Fogarty International Center. Well, at least for 2017, that didn’t happen: Like Corey Robin, I’m truly confused as to how this came … Continue reading

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Thoughts On “The Nonpartisan Nerd Parade”

To use Buzzfeed’s phrase. Hughes (boldface mine): The programming could be called a lot of things. Inspiring, maybe. Nerdy. Wholesome. Boring. But it was not in any way controversial. And in that way it felt like a missed opportunity, bizarrely … Continue reading

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