During the administration of George W. Bush, vital parts of our country’s scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant or declining federal support. The government’s scientific advisory process has been distorted by political considerations. As a result, our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk. We have lost time critical for the development of new ways to provide energy, treat disease, reverse climate change, strengthen our security, and improve our economy.
We have watched Senator Obama’s approach to these issues with admiration. We especially applaud his emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance our nation’s competitiveness
Let's see...Who else is endorsing Obama? How about the fact that our Military personnel are giving SIX times as much money to Obama as they are to McCain? That's huge!
Sarah Palin has now gotten reverse endorsements from several big name conservatives. They are asking her to resign for the good of her party.
And since we haven't heard a peep out of her, it appears that Sarah is being kept in the "Witless Protection Program"!
Sarah Palin has been sequestered from the questioning public for six straight days now. She's cramming for her debate. Frankly, that fact all by itself is tacit admission that she is unqualified for the Vice Presidency. (This is particularly ominous, given that John McCain has been treated for melanoma cancer 5 times now and won't release his medical records.)
...Ok, I stole the Sarah Palin "Witless Protection Program" thing.
The debate bar is extremely low for Palin. She doesn't actually have to do very much to exceed expectations except remember the litle things, like the fact that Bono is not the President of Ireland.
The financial bailout has entered the strangest stage in its development. I would feel better about it if lobbyists had been excluded from the deliberations and if they had thrown out the Paulson plan altogether. Calls to Congress are still overwhelmingly opposed for several reasons.
I personally remain opposed to this particular plan, although I understand that something must be done. I would tie any bailout to repeal of McCain advisor Phill Gramm's bill deregulating the mortgage industry which allowed this to happen in the first place. So far I see nothing in any of this that acts to prevent a recurrence of a similar failure of the the financial industry.
I also think we should heed the words of Senator Bernie Sanders and act to limit the size of any financial institution...
"If it is too big to fail...It's too big to exist."