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Seeing Green: Neither Dollars Nor Sense

One week before my grant submission deadline, my internal procrastinator finally decided to get serious. I fired off drafts to collaborators, requests for letters of recommendation to my mentors, and one very clumsy research summary to an extraordinarily tolerant friend. And then I sat down at my computer and pulled up the National Science Foundation’s…

Dems In It to Win It

Of course, for the world outside Washington, D.C., the shutdown may as well not be in effect. While mass government furloughs– and the corresponding emergence of “shutdown specials” for hungry and thirsty staffers– have had a visible impact in the nation’s capital, as has the closure of national parks and other tourist attractions around the country, almost everything else the federal government spends money on has continued to receive funding.