A government decree will make supporting research a bureaucratic nightmare for international funders
Here's something people interested in the science of science communication should check out:
Bolsen, T., Druckman, J. & Cook, F.L. The Effects of the Politicization of Science on Public Support for Emergent Technologies. Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University Working Paper Series, WP-13-11 (May 1, 2013).
The paper presents an interesting study on how exposure to information on the existence of political conflict affects public attitudes toward policy-relevant science,
Members of Congress returned from recess to a rainy spring week in DC and immediately resumed bickering over how to move forward on funding the government in the next fiscal year. While both chambers have passed budget resolutions providing top-line spending numbers for FY 2014, the focus has now shifted to whether or not they [...]