Trump Administration

Our experts and analysts weigh in on the latest developments in the Trump administration.


A worker at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia. Photo: Wikimedia

Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

, senior writer

The most likely explanation is where the conference took place — Russia — and what it was about — nuclear energy. Read more >

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Lessons for Fighting the Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

With all the recent headlines about the Trump administration’s attacks on the government scientific enterprise—from dismissing scientists from advisory committees, to hiring untrained or conflicted heads of agencies, to blatant misinformation from administration officials—it can be difficult to think about the solutions. But we must. My new paper, out this week in Conservation Biology, does just that.  Read more >

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Six Months into the Trump Administration: Science and Public Health Under Siege

, executive director

Make no mistake. There is an all-out assault on the federal agencies charged with protecting our nation’s public health—and on the critical resources and infrastructure they need to do just that. Read more >

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The Trump Administration’s Record on Science Six Months after Inauguration

, research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

To address unsolved questions, scientists develop experiments, collect data and then look for patterns. Our predictions of natural phenomena become more powerful over time as evidence builds within the scientific community that the same pattern appears over and over again. So, when the 2016 presidential candidates began speaking out about their positions on science policy, the scientific community was listening, collecting data, and looking for patterns.

In particular, candidate Donald Trump’s positions on space exploration, climate change science, and vaccines sent a chilling and frightening signal to the scientific community of what science policy might look like under a President Trump. We no longer have to wonder if candidate Trump’s positions on science policy would be indicative of President Trump’s positions, as we now have six months of data on the Trump administration’s science policy decisions. Read more >

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It’s the Fourth of July! What Could be More Patriotic Than Serving on a Science Advisory Board?

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Earlier this month, I wrote about my experience serving on various federal science advisory boards and committees. In that post, I encouraged my fellow scientists to consider taking on this challenging but rewarding task. A lot has happened over the last two weeks that makes this even more important. Read more >

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