July 30, 2018

In one month, my wife left a 17 year career in politics and my mom died. My mom was an immigrant who advocated for immigrants, and who lived and taught all over the world. When she died, an incredible thing happened.

April 18, 2017

Cross-posted at Huffington Post  

The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s left of them, you should march in support of science.


October 9, 2016

The challenge of creating a public able to parse evidence-free “facts” rests with the press, educators and other thought leaders

Cross-posted at Scientific American

Four years ago in Scientific American, I warned readers o...

July 8, 2016

Yesterday I posted about the tragic shooting of Philando Castile in a placid Saint Paul, Minnesota suburb. My son lives where it happened and texted me afterwards.

Then last night we all witnessed the horrible events...

June 12, 2016

Cross-posted at Huffington Post

Hours after a gunman reportedly massacred 50 people at an Orlando gay nightclub. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick took to Twitter. "A man reaps what he sows," Patrick said, quo...

March 17, 2016



"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate...

March 7, 2016

Dems are misreading the electorate. Play 2016 like a transformative election, and the winner could be the next Reagan.


Cross-posted at


“This campaign is about a political revolution,” Bernie Sanders says on the...

February 19, 2016

Cross-posted at Huffington Post


When Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped out of the race it was a sign of the inevitable, but not for the reasons one might at first think. The same powerful force at work in their de...

January 14, 2016

Climate change has been markedly absent from 2016 US presidential debates.


Cross-posted at The Guardian


Susanlyn Singroy thinks the candidates for US president should be debating science. The eighth-grader argues that th...

January 11, 2016


Yusuf Dayur, 12, thinks that Ben Carson has it all wrong on Muslims, so he recorded a video that went viral taking on the presidential candidate on his statements that Muslims should not be allowed to become president....

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