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Pacific Standard: What It’s Like to Be a Scientist in Congress: Bill Foster

Doctorates in research-based fields offer an inside view of the outlook for science under President Donald Trump. It’s a fraught time for science and the American government. In his first few weeks in office, President Donald Trump appointed climate change deniers to his cabinet, promised to cut $54 billion from the part of the budget […]

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Los Angeles Times: Concerned about Trump, scientists are leaning into politics

Like many scientists, Aaron Parsons doesn’t have a history of political engagement. Instead of focusing on earthly concerns, the UC Berkeley radio astronomer spent most of his time scanning the outer reaches of the cosmos, searching for the earliest stars in the universe. “We’re looking for when the lights turned on,” he said. But after […]

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The Atlantic: Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office. For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly cast doubt upon the reality of human-made climate change, questioned […]

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