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U.S. Science and Technology Offer Hope for the Future

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A B-21 Raider stealth bomber at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, CA.

We need to maintain our lead by spending more on research and offering more opportunities for foreign-born talent.

Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

It is easy to be pessimistic about the future of the U.S. if you focus on our dysfunctional political scene. But if you look beyond politics to science and technology, the news is far more encouraging.

The U.S. has been on a winning streak of scientific achievement recently that bodes well for the future—as long as we take the necessary steps (in particular with regard to skilled immigration and research funding) to safeguard our technological lead.

From The Washington Post
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