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Tea Party Excess Threatens High-Tech Success

Interesting Op-Ed from a prominent Physics professor regarding how the political climate in the Tea Party era makes it very difficult to fund scientific research, and how critical to the past and future growth of the USA scientific research is.

Government support of science, for example, delivered the integrated circuit, the atomic clock, the global positioning system, the Internet and the touch screen, the innovations Jobs seized on to create the iPhone and iPad. And the Apple saga is only one of many high-tech success stories hidden in plain sight.