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Science is Important. So Why Aren’t Candidates Talking About It?

Aside from Hillary Clinton’s brief mentions of the need to focus on developing technology and clean energy jobs and addressing climate change, science issues were absent from the first presidential debate. Unfortunately, this is indicative of how things have gone throughout the 2016 campaign. Amid all the talk from our leading presidential candidates about how crucial this election is to our nation’s future, science education and research funding – issues directly tied to our economic standing in the world and to national security – have received scant attention from either of the two major candidates.
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