A return to evidence-based policy making

This is the last site I ever thought I’d be linking to, but everyone should go read Mrs. Clinton’s speech on Scientific Integrity and Innovation. It’s not surprising that Mrs. Clinton is courting the progressive vote in science and education, but what struck me was the bullet point in the attached press release:

  • Restores expert-driven, evidence-based agency decision-making.

  • Hillary will reverse President Bush’s new directive that political appointees exert total control over the development of agency rules.

    Making policy based upon evidence, instead of ideology. What a wonderful idea.