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Guns And Butter
Director of the Public Good Initiative at the Institute for Lo...
The Pentagon currently has over 640,000 private contractors. No one knows the exact number but this is almost certainly an
This Scientist Wants To Solve Global Warming. He's Turned To Coupons For Funding
“You put a lot of effort into something, and then basically your time is getting wasted when your proposal has been rejected
George Will's 'Firing Offense' at Fox
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On rare occasions when professional right-wingers let down their ideological guards, however, they can slip into revealing the truth. But, George Will has sinned on that most sacred of right-wing catechisms, government spending. From that, there can be no reprieve.
Budget Wars: Europe Has the Germans, We Have the GOP
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host of 'The Zero Hour'; Writer; Senior Advisor, Social Securi...
In fact, the Republican Party's economic agenda is harsher than anything even Germany's been willing to propose. So why hasn't there been a successful U.S. electoral countermovement along Syriza's lines? There are a number of reasons.
The State of the Pentagon Budget Is Uncertain
William D. Hartung
Writer and Foreign Policy Expert
President Obama spoke about a lot of things in his hour-and-10-minute State of the Union address last night, but there's one thing he didn't mention: the caps on Pentagon spending required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut Nearly $600 Million Since 2010
Biomedical research advocates are hoping that news of a patient in Dallas being diagnosed with the Ebola virus will draw
Lawmakers Try To Save Science Funding Amid Rush To Restore Defense Spending
DeLauro and Higgins' bill would effectively use a trigger mechanism to get around the limits set by the BCA. If the NIH is
How A Failed Experiment On Rats Sparked A Billion-Dollar Infant-Care Breakthrough
The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration
"Our faculty members were contacted by the Chinese government not very long after the project was stopped, and there is the
Add To Sequestration's Human Toll 1,000 Fewer Funded Science Researchers
This past week, Jeremy Berg, president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, tried to find that
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Paul Ryan and the Politics That Turn Stomachs
President of the American Federation of State, County and Muni...
Paul Ryan's politics dictate that those who are down on their luck -- even children -- are soulless, not the Wall Street bankers who continue to crush the American middle class, necessitating such assistance in the first place.
Breaking Out of the Budget Straitjacket
Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
The President's annual budget demonstrates whether our values are driving our national choices. Are we going to continue to give extra tax breaks worth billions to hot shots in the finance industry or re-direct tax help to decrease the poverty of more than 13 million workers?
Budget Cuts Mean 70,000 Fewer Housing Vouchers For The Poor
"The number of low income families struggling to keep a roof over their heads has been rising dramatically," the center's
The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia
Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Publ...
We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.
Investing in Medical Research for the Future of Our Health and Economy Should Be a No-Brainer
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
Past President, American Psychiatric Association; Professor an...
We've made irresponsible, irrational budgetary choices when it comes to biomedical research. As a consequence, we're inflicting damage on our biomedical research enterprise that will take years if not decades to repair.
Meals On Wheels Association Happy With Budget Deal
WASHINGTON -- The budget Congress just passed restores funding that was cut away last year from nutrition assistance for
Sequestration Takes Bite Out Of Meals On Wheels
Federal funding for senior nutrition has been reduced by budget cuts known as sequestration, meaning less food for old people here and elsewhere.
A Scientist Laments The NIH Budget: I'm 'Bitter And Cynical' About The World I 'Wanted To Help'
Here's a portion of that email: That's nothing to scoff at, but it also doesn't fill the hole. According to the NIH, 640
Budget Falls Short On Medical Research, Leaving Advocates Searching For Next Steps
"Bob and my concern was that, at a minimum, let’s hold where we are with NIH," Burr said. "We think there is every reason
The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled
WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending
Barbara Mikulski: Agreement Reached On $1 Trillion Spending Bill
By Reuters, Reuters
WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill for
Raising the Minimum Wage "Pays for" Extended Unemployment Insurance
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Today, the working poor receive $3-7 Billion in federal assistance. The real number is probably higher than that, but the savings from raising the minimum wage is not likely to be 100 percent. So, let us call it $5 Billion.
U.S. Science Funding Falters, Sequestration Only Part Of Problem: Study
Public investment in research has not been enough to keep America in its lofty global leadership perch. According to the
50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?
Martha Burk, Ph.D.
Gender pay equity expert, Money Editor, Ms. Magazine, fmr Chai...
The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of Califor...
I can understand why Republican leaders like this deal. They don't want to risk another government shutdown, given how badly they got burned by the last one earlier in the fall. But America would do better with another temporary spending resolution than with this raw deal.
How New Budget Deal Will Affect Medicare
It's hard to discern in the budget deal announced Tuesday night, but the bulk of its deficit savings come from fresh cuts to Medicare providers.
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