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September 25, 2013 8:45 AM Purity vs. Potency: An Important Distinction in Drug Policy

How many times have you read scary stories in the press about addictive drugs of unprecedented purity? How often in movies has the villain been the one to cook up an incredibly pure drug? “Pure” in these cases is used...

By Keith Humphreys

May 10, 2013 10:34 AM Rep. Lamar Smith Shows Us How to Make Scientific Research Relevant

Maybe you haven’t heard of the James Webb Space Telescope.  NASA says that it “will address several key questions to help us unravel the story of the formation of structures in the Universe such as: When and how did reionization...

By John Sides

May 07, 2013 8:45 AM Why Biological Tests of Driving Impairment are Superior to Behavioral Performance Tests

Andrew Sullivan has had a series of posts recently about “driving while stoned” (Examples here, here and here). He and a number of the people he quotes argue that driving impairment from drug consumption does not correlate perfectly with biological...

By Keith Humphreys

May 02, 2013 9:27 AM Keep Scientific Peer Review Free of Political Intervention

The US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is getting involved in the selection of what specific research proposals are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The chair of the House Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx) wrote a...

By Bill Gardner

April 30, 2013 12:24 PM Barack Obama on the Politicization of Science

From the President's remarks yesterday regarding the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences: One of the things that I've tried to do over these last four years and will continue to do over the next four years is...

By Seth Masket