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Shrinking the role of government is hurting science

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his 2014 Wastebook, an annual report on government spending that Coburn deems wasteful, largely because, on the surface, the projects sound like silly ways to spend federal dollars. This year’s version—the last due to Coburn’s retirement at the adjournment of this Congress—follows a rather typical path

What’s in a name? Apparently everything for Oklahoma Senator Coburn ?>

What’s in a name? Apparently everything for Oklahoma Senator Coburn

Photo credit:  Wastebook 2014 from Sen. Tom Coburn’s website Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his annual “Wastebook,” a compilation of 100 government-funded projects the senator deemed wasteful. Five grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and 10 grants funded by the National Science Foundation made the list.