Topic: Congress

Protect Healthy Dietary Guidelines from Political Meddling

Aug. 17, 2015
Vegetables

Subjecting science to political whims sends a troubling message to those engaged in helping to enhance the health of our population — that political whims, not science, are the driver for what is fed in schools and other government-supported programs. This is wrong.

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What Texas’ Experience Tells Us About Planned Parenthood

Aug. 14, 2015
Doctor and Patient

Just how much damage the proposed legislation to federally defund Planned Parenthood would inflict on the health of low-income women and teens, and especially their access to contraception, is debatable. But Texas’ experience during the past four years could serve as a guide to what might happen nationally.

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Federal Support for Basic Research Enriches Everyone

Aug. 12, 2015
Funding

Basic research into how our planet operates is an essential investment. That’s why it is alarming that the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act critically underfunds the geosciences during a time when understanding of the Earth has never been more important.

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Iran Deal Offers Time and Openness

July 27, 2015
Iran and America

If we want to pursue a strategic transformation of the region aimed at reform and not war, we should accept the opportunity presented by the agreement.

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Agreement Paves Way for a Nuclear-Armed Iran

July 27, 2015
Iran and America

Congress should reject this lousy agreement, and the Obama administration should return to the negotiating table to cut a better deal.

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