Category Archives: NIH

The Medical Absurdity of Scott Pruitt’s Transparent Only Research

The Medical Absurdity of Scott Pruitt’s Transparent Only Research Scott Pruitt is the Trump Administrator of the EPA. He is backed by oilman Harold Hamm, the richest man in Oklahoma. I have no illusions that his actions are his alone, … Continue reading

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The Many Losses of Health, Welfare, National Scientific Capabilities, and International Import by the Trump Administration’s Abandonment of Science

The Many Losses of Health, Welfare, National Scientific Capabilities, and International Import by the Trump Administration’s Abandonment of Science   The United States has incredible fortunes in investments in scientific talent, institutions, and industries, that are being not only squandered, … Continue reading

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Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War

Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War America has been slowly escalating the contest between the Red and Blue states. These states differ in traditional policies, religiosity, and parties, including attempts in red states to limit poor and minority voting. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indirect Costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits

The importance of indirect costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits The NIH 2018 budget was cut 18% for research by claiming that there was a lot of fraud in University use of the funds, justifying the drastic cut of indirect costs from … Continue reading

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The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding

The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding   Trump’s skinny budget for 2018 that slashed the Science and NIH Medical Research budgets left some scared. My science friends kept telling me that it was the Congress that made the budget, … Continue reading

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Trump’s National Day of Prayer: Politicize Religion, and Slash Healthcare

Trumps National Day of Prayer:  Politicize Religion, and Slash Healthcare Trump has held two TV worthy Rose Garden events on this National Day of Prayer, that strayed rather far from our traditions of Religion.  The first was to give “free … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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Trump and Brain Drains

Trump and Brain Drains Somehow, Dictators are associated with Brain Drains.  In historical cases, it is not just dislike for dictators, not just secondary effects of a dictator’s policies, but actual purges carried out by the dictator against academics and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Inhumanity to Children

Trump’s Inhumanity to Children While Trump personally cares about children, the people that he let draft his budget (Mick Mulvaney, head of OMB), or copied from the Koch and Mercer funded American Heritage Foundation, had no respect for children at … Continue reading

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Trump on NIH: Not Making Americans Safe Again

Trump on NIH:  Not Making Americans Safe Again Trump is gutting the domestic budget by 10.5% to boost the military budget by 9%, or $54 billion.  But strangely, besides attacking climate science and clean energy, he has focused on the … Continue reading

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