Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

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Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps BidenNEW YORK — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine’s 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden. Editor-in-Chief Laura Helmuth said President Donald Trump’s administration was much worse for the scientific community than the magazine had feared. The magazine’s endorsement was posted online Tuesday, a day after Trump questioned the science of climate change in relation to the California wildfires. Helmuth said the...

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Scientific American was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the country. Throughout its 175-year history, it has never endorsed a US presidential candidate. Until now. The publication's editors announced Tuesday that the magazine was endorsing Democratic candidate Joe Biden for US president. However, it's not because they think the former vice president is exceptional. Rather, it's because they intensely dislike President Donald J. Trump.

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