Trump and Clinton Diverge Wildly on Questions of Science Policy

by┬áJustin Worland from Time.com A major survey on science policy completed by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has laid bare a wide gap in how the two major party nominees for president would treat issues such as climate change, conservation and public health. The Republican nominee expressed skepticism at the need for the federal government…

Trying to Understand Latinos for #Trump

By Laura Naumann from Pacific Standard As the 2016 presidential campaign enters the final stretch, Donald Trump hasdoubled down on his hard-line stance on immigration. In his August 31st immigration policy speech, Trump proposed implementing extreme vetting and employing a deportation force, and opposed amnesty for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the…

Does the Media Cause Mass Shootings?

by┬áJared Keller from Pacific Standard This much is clear: The United States is awash in gun violence. The science is in: More guns means more death, period. When it comes to daily gun homicides per capita, no other Western country can hold a candle to the U.S., according to an analysis by the New York…