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Politics and Science

As I was catching up on my podcast backlog over lunch, I listened to an MPR Midmorning episode broadcast last week. The discussion centered around Science Debate 2008's efforts to get the presidential candidates to answer questions about US science policy. Although the discussion was shorter than it should have been due to Pledge Drive breaks, the guests still had time to make a pretty good case for why science and technology policy is at least as important as economic or foreign policy.