Campaign speeches are full of lofty promises about investments in new technology, cutting-edge science, and STEM education. Candidates from both parties publicly champion the advancement of science and technology, and recognize scientific progress as a cornerstone of the American economy and way of life.
But when it comes to specific policies like federal support for scientific research, infrastructure, and education, the promises from both sides are often at odds. What becomes of these promises when they meet the harsh realities of economics and politics?
Join Future Tense for an in-depth look at the implications of science and tech policy from the campaign trail.