Politics

Republic of Empiricism

Scientists aren’t just marching, they’re running for office.

Scientists have long sought to distance themselves from politics. Looks like that's starting to change, thanks to Trump.

deep pockets of resistance

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer wants to supercharge the resistance.

He'll do everything in his power to stop Trump, he says.

meow remix

First: Cats. Now: The polarization of science. Is there anything curiosity can’t kill?

A new paper says it's not knowledge, but curiosity, that allows people to break out of partisan bubbles.

The Heartland Institute has a horrific holiday wish list for Trump.

Like white supremacists, climate deniers think they are about to get an ally in the White House.

Hope v reality dept.

The farmers who voted for Trump may be in for disappointment.

Trump can't throw out trade agreements and boost exports. His immigration promises would hurt farmworkers and increase labor costs.

Let's make a deal

Lawmakers finally agreed on Flint aid, 363 days after residents were told to stop drinking their water.

Congress approves a hard-fought $170 million to Flint.

The Great Unmentionable

Debate moderators say climate questions don’t make good TV

Who cares? It’s only the fate of humanity!

make america nate again

Nathan Johnsons battle it out for the vice presidency.

NPR put together a spot tracking down Nathan Johnsons after presidential candidate Evan McMullin put the name down as a placeholder for his Veep.

Hard row

Democrats say they want to support farmers, but what the heck does that mean?

Everyone wants to preserve family farms, but it's easier said than done.