As we embark on a presidential election season filled with many a contentious and debatable issue, especially around such pressing topics as the environment and scientific advances (and the candidates’ approaches to them), we invite the user community to join in the discussion.

As our writers deliver election coverage here on our front page, feel free to pick up on– or pick a bone with– their thoughts. Ask questions, share your ideas. Interact with us, and with each other. The web offers our national community a way to come together in one place and share our experiences and ideas.