Not if it’s self-dealing.
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Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, often called the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who chaired the ancestor of today’s Department of Energy, had his security clearance revoked during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s.
A historian of science and technology says Trump team's request for names of Department of Energy employees working on climate change recalls worst excesses of ideology-driven science in government.
Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system.
With a Trump administration hostile to action on climate change, businesses need to go beyond just complying with environmental regulations and take on the whole system.
TPP’s death may make patrolling the South China Sea more dangerous.
The main arguments in favor of the TPP were economic. But there's another reason the Trump administration should rethink its promise to nix it: Its demise will weaken US national security.
The incoming EPA will likely lean toward less oversight over state public health programs – and lax enforcement is one of the causes behind the Flint water crisis.
The hostility of Scott Pruitt, Trump's nominee to head the EPA, toward climate change rules is well-known. But his anti-regulatory stance could easily set back years of work on environmental justice.
Trump’s golf course in Scotland has already emerged as a conflict.
The president-elect doesn't think his extensive business and other conflicts will be a problem when he's president. Research suggests it's because of a behavioral bias that affects us all.
Donald Trump says thank you to Ohio.
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Trump understood that the world is changing.
Trump made saving U.S. manufacturing jobs, and bringing back those lost, a centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
NASA Earth Science Division operating missions, including systems managed by NOAA and USGS.
NASA Earth Observing System
President Trump's 2018 budget request cuts funding for NASA Earth observation research and cancels four missions. Weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces rely on this data.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
Drought, which affects food production, will become more common as the Earth heats up, which can cause deaths and destabilize societies.
Many thousands, perhaps millions, of lives depend on the direction of Trump's climate policies.
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
EPA personnel collect water samples along the Louisiana coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency. But a political scientist predicts that while EPA will face budget cuts, the agency isn't going anywhere.
Donald Trump’s sons are at the ready.
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Trump must demonstrate that his presidential decision making will not be influenced by his business interests across the US and the globe.
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Brexit and Trump aren't to blame. The rise of 'post-truth' is rooted in the middle-classes, not the masses.
Donald Trump may be a populist, but his policies are set to be particularly popular with the banking industry.
It could all have been for nothing.
The global nuclear non-proliferation regime depends on American leadership. What if Donald Trump loses interest?
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What will Donald Trump do for women as president? Republicans want to curb abortion rights, but Trump could break new ground and win female support by delivering on child care and paid family leave.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?