A Presidential Science Advisor for the 21st-Century: Time to Add Some Color and Life

Joe Biden will seek to restore the place of science in policymaking. Science leadership will need to be reshaped to achieve this result. Thus, the incoming president should nominate someone to head the White House science office who has a background in the life sciences and is also a woman or a person of color. … Read more

Kamala Harris was the Perfect Pick to Respond to Trump: Just Look at Them

Kamala Harris’s selection as vice-president sets a new standard for what it means for a political party to balance its ticket. Ticket balancing for the parties used to be largely geographic or ideological in nature. Now for the Democrats it has come to mean greater demographic balance — namely, selecting a ticket that looks more closely like … Read more