Specifically political science.
The news is heart-breaking for those of us who work on the softer side of science.
It’s dumbfounding that anyone would fail to see that science is political. Or, at least, how we interpret, apply and execute science has political bends and bents.
Seems some folks in Congress think asking why people vote, for example, isn’t important.
I argue that voting is at the heart of democracy—just like our ability to access unbiased information from scientists, physicians, artists and journalists.
Political scientists study how information gets deployed.
How people become informed about democracy, government and politicians lies at the core of political science.
For example, despite the grandstanding by politicians, did you know most Americans—except the wealthiest—favor national health insurance and want to raise the minimum wage?
Cutting off funding that helps us learn how people engage in and think about their communities and government is just plain dumb.