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Fixing Things That Aren’t Broken


President Trump issued an Executive Order on March 13, 2017. It’s something like the 19th of his presidency, if anyone is keeping count. It’s grandly titled, “A Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch.” It’s not a plan, it’s not comprehensive and it doesn’t reorganize anything. But it is potentially very dangerous, and worth a look.…

The Argument for Federal Research: the Oleo Sponge


The late Senator William Proxmire (D, Wisconsin) used to belittle pure research, handing out “Golden Fleece Awards” to federal-subsidized researchers whose work he thought had no scientific value. Eventually, his name became a verb, meaning to unfairly obstruct scientific research for political gain, as in “the project has been proxmired”. Senator Proxmire was accused of recklessly attacking…

Joe’s Off His Meds. Again.


Joe “Bad Penny” Miller, multiply-failed senatorial candidate and right wing meringue, seems to have gone off his medications again. At least that’s the most plausible reason WC has for his latest “alternative facts” post. Miller’s currently reduced to a blog site, and he recently posted this gem: “RED ALERT: Fascist Google Begins PURGE of Pro-Trump…