Michael Halpern

Yesterday, the Trump administration turned back the clock on civil rights by giving schools more rights to discriminate against and bully transgender kids, some of the most vulnerable people in our...

Since Election Day and into the first weeks of the Trump presidency, we’ve heard a lot about “alternative facts” and clampdowns on the ability of scientists to present scientific evidence or speak to...

The severe and racist changes to immigration imposed on the United States by President Trump should be denounced and resisted by all who care about science and democracy. Science thrives on diversity...

On Friday, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. We are entering a time of significant uncertainty; it will be many weeks before the administration is fully staffed with...

It’s harder to create good science, and to follow the evidence where it leads, when your work can be easily corrupted by political meddling. The Department of Energy has significantly expanded...

The increasingly reckless House of Representatives, caught up in a public mutiny, may have walked back its abandonment of congressional ethics . But it simultaneously took several other steps that...

The past two weeks have brought significant change and significant uncertainty about the future of science and democracy under a Trump administration. What will be their governing philosophy? Will...

The House Science Committee is continuing to pursue its baseless and dangerous subpoenas that, if enforced, would strike a significant blow to the First Amendment. Yesterday, we sent a response to...

Diversity strengthens science . It’s more than just a matter of fairness and equity— diverse groups of people create better science . Yet it should come as no surprise that people of color continue...

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...

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