Trump, Republicans, and spending on research

The Progressive left and mainstream media have for two years been telling all who have ears that the Sun will darken, the seas will turn blood-red, and the polar ice will melt with Trump in the White House and the GOP in control.  As a cancer researcher, I often get asked the question, "well, haven't your research funds dried up since Trump became president?"  So let's review.  The largest increases in U.S. history for biomedical research funding occurred under a Republican president (Richard Nixon) in the 1970s.  That, by the way, is also the largest expenditure in world history.  Yes, the U.S. accounts for the largest share here by light-years.  This current year, 2018, the NIH budget for research spending increased 8.8%, the largest increase in ten years, a span that nicely encompasses the research Death Valley days of the Obama administration.  What this means for me personally as a...(Read Full Post)