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November 7th, 2018 - 8:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Why I voted against the soda tax

Mike James, a former KING TV anchor and a friend on FB castigated me because, according to him, the support for the initiative overturning the tax came from the over wealthy soda pop industry. I agree corporate self  interest in our society is an evil  … BUT .. that does not mean the industr[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 9:18 am § in Misc.

I WILL VOTE YES ON I-1634

The measure, called the “Keep Groceries Affordable Act of 2018,”  is being attacked from the left because, shock shock, the sweet beverage industry is spending millions to attack Seattle’s soda tax.  Despite my core dislike of corpulent corporations, I am voting with the companies! The[...]

March 16th, 2018 - 12:52 am § in Misc., Science

Why Cloning Is Bad: a funeral elegy

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June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

March 22nd, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

TRUMP MAKES WAR ON BIOLOGY RESEARCH

Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us By HAROLD VARMUS Last week I was in London to participate in a scientific symposium. During coffee breaks, many British colleagues asked me and other American visitors to explain the bewildering news that President Trump had announced his intention to cut th[...]

February 11th, 2017 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Re-educating the public

Overturning Citizen’s United won’t change the electorate or outdated instruction. “Industry’s war against science isn’t limited to climate change. A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing p[...]

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

Hype vs Hope in Science

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January 28th, 2017 - 1:10 am § in Misc., Repugnants, Science

Science: What to fear under Trump

Trump’s victory will accelerate the end of America’s post-war contract between science, technology, higher education and the state.  What to watch for? It is clear that humanities will be targeted as being economically irrelevant as will social-science research that is deemed too criti[...]

September 22nd, 2016 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

Kshama Sawant Plays the Trump Card: Attacks the UW for studying the $15 minimum wage

“It is professionally irresponsible to draw such a conclusion from the data at this time.”  Kshama Sawant The Seattle Times Reports: Professor Jacob Vigdor and other members of a UW team  published a preliminary study of the effects of the $15 minimum wage in Seattle. Whatever good that has d[...]