“Facts Don’t Matter!” or Trump’s War on Data

With the Comey and national security breaches blowing up all the news cycles right now there is one big story you may have missed: how the Trump administration forced out John Thompson as head of the Census Bureau. Wait…what??? With everything else going on, why the hell does that matter? In fact, it matters a great deal: Thompson’s departure and the troubles of the Census Bureau are scandal enough, but there is a broader and more troubling pattern of Team Trump’s seeking to dismantle government data collection to deny citizens the…

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March for Science!

This Saturday is the March for Science, with the main March in DC and 500 affiliated marches in every state of the union and worldwide. There will even be a March in the heart of coal country and you can find your local March here.) But just in case, here’s some more you need to know: The March for Science is dedicated to improve our understanding of how science affects our lives and why scientists need a larger voice in public policy. No politicians will be speaking in DC and at most…

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