Issue Brief posted October 23, 2014
Congress Must Stop Yet Another Attempt to Muffle Free Speech
The National Science Foundation (NSF) might not be a household name, but it is a powerful federal agency. With an annual budget of $7.4 billion, it is “the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.” So when it decides to fund a major study aimed at reducing the diffusion of…
Backgrounder posted August 25, 2014
America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded Area Studies and Foreign Policy Programs
Midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, the United States finds itself besieged by explosive foreign policy crises, one of which has reached its own border. Despite White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s claims that the Administration has “substantially improved the tranquility of the global community,” chaos is erupting all over the world.