Grounding "Orbiting Pork"
Washington -- NASA's planned $17 billion space station, dubbed the "Orbiting Pork Barrel" by opponents, barely got past the House last year. This year it may not even lift off the pad of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Influential Chairman GEORGE BROWN, worried about the project's effect on other items in the nasa budget, has told the President to glean some money from elsewhere for the station -- perhaps from foreign aid or environmental programs -- or else Brown's pivotal vote for the project will stay grounded too.
Beware of Stereotypes
Washington -- During a breakfast...