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NEJM Blasts Bush’s Stand on S-CHIP

In the most recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, there is a perspective piece by Sara Rosenbaum that bluntly describes how the Bush Administration’s opposition to S-CHIP (the State Children’s Health Insurance Program) is based on ideology and not economic cost (italics mine):

Well Done on FISA, Congressman Reyes

I’ve criticized Democratic Congressman Reyes before, so it’s worth noting when he gets something right. Here’s a letter Reyes wrote to Little Lord Pontchartrain:

Say hello to the Office on National Drug Control Policy and to faith-based drug overdose prevention. One public health intervention that saves lives is the distribution of Narcan nasal sprays to drug users:

Bush: Methodist Preacher or Horse Thief?

By way of Martini Revolution, I came across this Scott Horton post about Bush’s favorite painting, “A Charge to Keep.” We definitely need better art history education in the U.S., if for no other reason than to prevent people from embarrassing themselves. Horton:

According to Richard Stengel, the managing editor of Time magazine, Time will run with a story claiming that twenty percent of Iraq War veterans have suffered brain trauma–that’s 250,000 people:

…not 9/11. The Bush Administration spied on American citizens without court orders before Sept. 11, 2001. And it didn’t stop the attacks (italics mine):

Bush Vetoes Increase for NIH Funding

As a result of the veto by Bush of the the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, if the veto is not overriden by Congress, the NIH will receive a de facto 3.7% funding cut:

Rightwing nut David Horowitz just finished celebrating Islamofascist Awareness Week. One of the goals of Horowitz’s exercise is to intimidate faculty and students into political correctness*. A while back, while reading Hanna Rosen’s God’s Harvard, this description of how one faculty member at Jesus mill Patrick Henry College**, Bob Stacey, was fired for teaching those…

The War on Science from the Inside

Knute Berger relays the following email from Ed Lazowska, the former co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (italics mine):

As if outing Valerie Plame, whose primary task was to monitor and contain WMD proliferation in the Middle East–including Iran, wasn’t bad enough, the Bush Administration destroyed another intelligence gathering operation for political gain (italics mine):