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The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations

(45) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 6:04 PM

The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to...

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How Best to Hold Federal Scientific Research Accountable

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:49 AM

The U.S. Congress is responsible for overseeing federal funding of scientific research. The question raised recently is how best to do that to ensure that government investments fund the finest science -- and promote most effectively America's economic growth and prosperity.

In a bylined article, published on January 12...

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Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 9:08 AM

America's global economic preeminence is built largely on scientific and technological innovation, which is an outgrowth of basic science research. That should cause America's investment in such research to grow significantly, especially with so many Americans still in need of jobs -- and good ones at that. While it's tempting...

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Protect and Maintain America's Scientific Preeminence

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 1:48 PM

America's economic strength -- and the jobs that flow from it -- are closely tied to the scientific and technological advances of our nation. Protecting and maintaining America's scientific preeminence should, therefore, be a top priority of the U.S. government. Yet the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space,...

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70 Years After the GI Bill, We Need a Similar Investment

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 1:37 PM

My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he'd never have been able to go to college.

This is a timely moment, with the 70th anniversary of the bill's...

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Federal Investment in Research Still Essential

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:08 PM

In her well-reviewed 2013 book, The Entrepreneurial State, distinguished economist Mariana Muzzacato lays out an insightful and outstanding argument for increased governmental support for scientific and technological innovation. She explains that through its support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), and other...

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College Cost and Student Loan Debt

(4) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Whatever their ambitions, whatever their job prospects in the current economy, whatever their pride in completing a college degree, new college graduates across America now face a sobering reality: It's time to start paying off those student loans.

The reality of daunting debt is also on the minds of many...

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