When it comes to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its handling of food and farming issues, Congressional oversight is sorely needed. As the new Congress gets underway, here are four ways its leaders should seek to make Secretary Perdue and his USDA more accountable to the public interest. Read more >
January 8, 2019 1:30 PM EDT
November 13, 2018 3:31 PM EDT
The election is all but over, and the result is a divided Congress.
Take a deep breath, scientists, and remember that divided government in these United States is what our Constitution was designed for. A guiding principle was one of checks and balances – a check on dominance of one point of view and balance in the resulting policies for the people. Something that, in my view, has been sorely missing for the last two years because adherence to party has superseded service to constituents and country.