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10 Things That the Scholarly Community Can Do to Stand in Solidarity

Acknowledge the history. Revise your work. Refuse to be complicit. Read more >

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As Congress Debates an Economic Stimulus, Where Should the Money Be Spent?

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The government will be directly, massively guiding the direction of the economy. It is therefore imperative that we get this right. Read more >

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The Other Existential Threat: Nuclear Weapons & the 2020 Presidential Campaign

Recent polling shows that in key primary states, including New Hampshire and Iowa, over 80% of respondents want to know what candidates think about nuclear weapons. Read more >

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50 Years of Science In Action

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Today is a very special day–the 50th anniversary of the Union of Concerned Scientists.  As a proud leader of this great organization for five of these fifty years, I would like to share my reflections, which are excerpts from a 50th anniversary speech I gave a few weeks ago.

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Two Years in, and the State of Our Union Is Weakened—but It’ll Be Strong Again

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We have a weakened president, a resurgent House of Representatives, new governors committed to state-level progress, and an engaged and mobilized public. Read more >

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