Topic: Congress

We Must Maintain a Close Partnership with Saudi Arabia

April 20, 2016
U.S flag & Saudi Flag

Riyadh plays an essential role in preserving any semblance of regional stability, and in the future that stability will be even more essential.

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What the Pledge of Allegiance Means in Today’s America

Jan. 4, 2016
Flags

Although we think of the Pledge as one of the least political of our institutions, from the beginning, there has been a clear, though changing, political purpose.

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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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