In the December 1st New York Times, this opinion piece on Trump’s mental health: To the Editor: I am the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We represent a much larger number of concerned mental health professionals who have come forward to warn against … [Read more…]
An analysis from the Guardian (11/19/17) on “Why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy?” is found here. However, the long-term corrosive effect of Russia’s use of disinformation to break down trust in western institutions is hard to measure and may be unmeasurable. What is clear is that it is continuing with the … [Read more…]
In a great article capturing the current efforts to make stupid “right”, Ariel Dorfman pulls together the stings in “Trump’s War on Knowledge.” From the NY Review of Books NYR Daily column, Oct 12, 2017.
Trump’s unfitness for office is a scathing reduction of the first six months of the Trump administration.
Jill Lapore hits the nail on the head in her comment in the June 5, 2017 New Yorker “The Strategy of Truth.” Trump and Ailes
The Tangled Story Behind Trump’s False Claims Of Voter Fraud A nice bit of background information from the folks (Maggie Koerth-Baker) at FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.com with some statistical education (for me anyway) thrown in. Amazing what you can do with stats.
From the Washington Post this morning, an analysis of the problems with the ACA by Jonathan Gruber. He is Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and worked on both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act. The article is here. What supporters of the AHCA are not admitting, however, is that the ACA’s … [Read more…]
The state of the Federal Budget – FY 2018 The Trump administration has sent a budget to Congress for fiscal year 2018. In broad brushstrokes, this is an anti-science, anti-poor, and pro-defense budget. It is also considered almost DOA in Congress and the resulting figures are open for speculation at this time. However, this should … [Read more…]
Tomorrow (04/25/2017) is Celebrate National DNA Day per the NIH. As my wife said at dinner, “Celebrate by sharing!” – love that woman. Sad truth is, the Trump administration wants to cut NIH funding by 18% in their proposed FY 2018 budget. As is noted in Science News ” Supporters of biomedical research call the … [Read more…]
Today is 70 days into Trump’s term in office, March 31, 2017. As of the 27th, his administration has appointed 6 of the 187 open ambassadorships. Don’t take my word for it, have a look at the American Foreign Service Association’s list and see for yourself. While in most cases there are veteran diplomats at … [Read more…]