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 [...]

Jim Yong Kim Formally Selected to Head World Bank

By: Monday April 16, 2012 11:35 am

Form held today, as the US choice for President of the World Bank was formally adopted as the new leader. In a vote of member states, Dr. Jim Yong Kim won election to the Presidency, beating out his chief rival, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former World Bank managing director. Dr. Kim, 52, will take over [...]

Obama Takes Control of Keystone XL Pipeline Decision, Highlights Public Health Risks

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 6:16 am

The other day, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to offload the decision on whether to go forward with the Keystone XL pipeline on the State Department. But President Obama himself was asked about the pipeline in a local news interview last night, and he took full responsibility for making the decision. In doing [...]

A Look at the Underbelly of the President’s Deficit Plan

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 12:29 pm

Because the April Obama deficit reduction plan played out over a 12-year time horizon, and the deficit reduction plan released yesterday has a more traditional 10-year horizon, some of the presumed changes aren’t really big changes at all. In fact, the plan reads like a rehash of that April document, with the American Jobs Act [...]

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