Director Of Office Of Research Integrity Resigns, Calls It Worst Job He’s Ever Had

By: Friday March 14, 2014 9:32 am

The Director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), David Wright (no relation), has resigned. His resignation letter reads as a comprehensive indictment of the federal bureaucracy which he worked for and called “remarkably dysfunctional” raising questions over the future of American research and innovation. Wright had the job for 2 years and came to [...]

Greentech Industries Imperiled by Anti-Stimulus, Removal of Federal Supports

By: Friday September 21, 2012 10:15 am

One of the highlights of the stimulus package, according to Michael Grunwald’s book The New New Deal, was the $90 billion in investment in green energy. This kick-started a moribund industry and more than doubled the output of renewables as a percentage of overall energy. What it did not do is secure the place of [...]

Debunking the Arguments Against Cutting the Military Budget

By: Monday January 9, 2012 11:02 am

With the release of the Defense Strategic Guidance detailing a scaling back of military financing, the usual suspects have come around to condemn the cuts. Now, let’s set aside for a moment the fact that there are no cuts to the military budget planned in this document. This would just slow the rate of growth [...]

A Siren Song From the Pentagon: Please Cut Our Budget, Invest in Human Capital

By: Tuesday April 26, 2011 7:55 am

Those pining for an end to our growing military/security state may be cheered to learn about the end of the F-35 alternate engine program. But they should know that it took an arduous two-plus years, dozens of Congressional votes, threats, counter-threats and the energies of most of the Pentagon leadership to finally cancel a second [...]

Now Obama Administration Decides to Promote Energy Agenda

By: Friday January 28, 2011 11:23 am

In a case of bad timing, the White House plans to sell their energy agenda next week, at a time when that agenda has no chance to pass Congress. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other administration officials will meet with business owners at an event Monday where the White House will launch its “Startup America” [...]

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