They're called "innovation institutes," but if President Obama's manufacturing hubs materialize as proposed, the real need for innovation will be in the education system.
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Obama is right to push for these hubs, little spokes of scientific activity that are developing critical technologies -- because we'll surely need them, as well as more people who understand them.
Republicans want to kill the government that accomplished that. They want to go back to Downton Abbey days. The rich stay rich; the poor stay servants.
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