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What’s the Difference Between Food Stamp Abuse and a First-Class Exposé? Race.

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Yesterday, at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing, lawmakers engaged in a debate over something called “broad-based categorical eligibility.” Put simply, it’s a legal provision that allows low-income people who qualify for one social assistance program (like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) to more easily qualify for another (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps). Read more >

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Why Andrew Wheeler’s Social Media Actions Matter

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yes, the acting administrator of the EPA should apologize. But more importantly, he must show us all by his actions that he knows his job is to enact policies that actively protect those most impacted by pollution across the nation. Read more >

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We Must Never Accept Racism and Misogyny

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

There may be many aspects of the political discourse in our country that are troubling. None more so than campaign rhetoric that appeals to racism and misogynyRead more >

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Facing Reality, Speaking Out, and Building Trust after St. Paul, Baton Rouge, and Dallas

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

This morning, I awoke to news that eleven police officers were shot in Dallas at a protest that had been otherwise profoundly peaceful. President Obama called it a “vicious, calculated, despicable attack on law enforcement.” He’s right. Read more >

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Science, Religion, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it’s worth reflecting on the philosophies of the Civil Rights Movement’s most well-known leader. And it’s fascinating to me that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a lot to say about science. Read more >

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