Kevin McDermott

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Kevin McDermott is a member of the Post-Dispatch Editorial Board.

A recent Trump administration edict slashing federal data collection of honey bee populations was presented as a budget-cutting move. But critics say it has a darker motive: It comes as the administration is allowing expanded use of previously banned pesticides known to impact honey bee populations. It's of a pattern already seen with Republican data-suppression on issues like guns, climate change and taxes.

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