People are more indifferent than ever about midterm elections. Midterm elections are expensive. Stephen Colbert thinks he's found a money-saving solution, and he found it in "A Taste of Armageddon," the twenty-third episode from the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series.
It's as inevitable as the tides: Politicians will say stupid things—especially in an election year. And if you thought Twitter was any less of an ideal platform for putting your foot squarely your in mouth, think again.
Tuesday's midterms could mean more than just a routine reshuffling of the House and Senate majorities. The fates of a number of important science and technology policies also hang in the balance.