Tag Archive for politics

Looming Fiscal Cliff

If you live in the United States, the I probably don’t need to tell you about the fiscal cliff. It’s bad news for a lot of people. It’s really bad news for science. I previously wrote specifically about the state…

This weekend's tidbits…

A few fun, fantastic, and important things of note from the weekend: Duck! An asteroid is going to come whizzing by, as the Bad Astronomer points out. Okay, it’s not coming dangerously close, but astronomers are getting better at detecting…

Keeping the Faith

I’m going to get political once more, so bear with me here. Much fluff was thrown around in the recent Presidential election about how Obama’s Muslim roots would be a threat to our nation. However, the Obama family were certainly…

Stimulating Science

There’s been lots of talk on the science blogosphere the past few days about the stimulus package going through Congress. On Friday, it was believed that the National Science Foundations’s piece of the pie would be cut out completely, and…

Planetarium Madness

McCain has said a couple of times, and again in the recent debate, that Obama supported a federal earmark for a $3 million “overhead projector,” in an effort to blast him over these unpopular earmarks. McCain needs to check his…

Palin-mania

So with the recent announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate, the media and new media have been running wild on her history, background, views, and anything else they can dig up. Some things in particular stick out…