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Opinion: Government scientists need protection from political interference

Burlington County Times

Regardless of President Donald Trump’s fate in the impeachment inquiry, his presidency has exposed serious fissures in our system of government that require repair, especially when it comes to the integrity of government research.

Nothing illustrates that better than “Sharpiegate,” an absurd incident in early September during which the White House reportedly ordered top weather officials to back the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.