Thoughts on the persecution of doctors and scientists in modern history.
In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?
For centuries, scientific and technological prowess — or lack thereof — is what has separated global winners and losers.
The U.S. is a global leader in a large measure because of its prowess in science and technology.
The U.S. government already spends less on education and science than at almost any other time in history. Trump’s tax plan will cut those investments even lower.
Trump has had a noticeable effect on scientific institutions. To prevent being slaughtered by him one by one, they are getting politically active.
Despite the historical US lead in world research spending, future trends are not positive.
Do Americans — who have a conflicted attitude toward government — realize the economic power that Abraham Lincoln wielded?
Is the United States reducing its odds of discovering the next technological and economic game-changer?
What actions could the U.S. Congress take on immigration that would have profound economic impacts?