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FY 2010 Spending Under Way

The nitty-gritty of the fiscal year 2010 spending process is getting under way. By the beginning of the new fiscal year October 1st, Congress is supposed to pass twelve appropriations bills, spending the money in the U.S. treasury on all the operations of the government for the year. Last week, the House passed the H.R. [...]

“Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.”

Not any more!  Congress is considering a bill to establish a “Weather Mitigation Research Office.” The text of the bill isn’t available yet, but it’s likely to be an office in the National Science Foundation. Now, here’s something: A lot of people think that it was Mark Twain who said, but in fact it was [...]