Ben's List

There is a "reverse snobbery" that keeps researchers out of politics, says Vernon Ehlers, a physicist and a former Republican representative from Michigan, in The New York Times. Ehlers, who recently retired, and another physicist who also served in the House, Bill Foster (D-Ill.), formed a bipartisan political action committee to counter that effect. Called Ben Franklin's List, the committee aims to encourage scientists and engineers to run for office.

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