Scientific American has recently published an article byAntiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy. The article provides some historical context for anti-science politics in the US, but is mainly an opinion piece about the dangers of the growth of anti-science positions in mainstream US politics. It is an article well worth reading if you worry about the future of the US (and the world).,
The article also points to an evaluation of the two presidential candidates on several key science-policy questions. Neither candidate did particularly well, but there were some clear differences between them. If there are any scientists still undecided about which candidate to support, the article is worth reading.