Democrats won back 34 seats in the House of Representatives and won control of seven more state governorships. But, will Democrats be able to overcome partisan gridlock on key HE issues? And is it time for scientists to take up arms and join the political battle to protect truth?
THE's North America editor Paul Basken joins Sara Custer to talk about what impact the Democratic victories in the midterms will have on universities. Plus, Harvard scientist-turned-candidate, Eric Feigl-Ding, talks about his run in the Pennsylvania congressional race.
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