Bush budget outline leaves little room for research spending increases; Key unresolved science issues to be revived in 107th Congress; Administration puts new medical privacy rules on hold; Boehlert is new chair of House Science Committee
The administration is rushing into action before appointing the science and technology officials who should be participating in critical decisions.
David H. Guston, E. J. Woodhouse, Daniel Sarewitz
Integrate social goals into the research mission and give the public a stronger voice in setting directions.
John M. Logsdon
Pressure is building for greater military use of space, but no action should be taken without a broad public discussion.
Joseph I. Lieberman
Money, creativity, and accountability are all essential to develop the high-quality schools and teachers we will need in the new century.
John P. Holdren
The answers will be found in improved technologies and incentives to use them, not in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Peter Fox-Penner, Greg Basheda
The California crisis shook public faith in restructuring, but that path is still the best route to follow.
Expertise can be a critical force if it can keep ideology in check.
Richard A. Minard Jr.
New, more flexible approaches show great promise, but barriers remain.
Cary Coglianese, Jennifer Nash
Environmental management systems can be a valuable complement to but not a substitute for traditional regulation.
Alan I. Leshner
Greater progress will be made against drug abuse when our strategies reflect the full complexities of the latest scientific understanding.
The drive for national missile defense could cripple almost a half-century of efforts to control and reduce nuclear arms.