Nondefense R&D would take a hit in proposed FY 2004 budget; Congress debates president's hydrogen initiative; NASA programs face intense scrutiny after Columbia loss
Too many federal agencies lack the research funds they need to stimulate innovative solutions to national problems.
Frederick R. Anderson
Recent "reforms" in how independent expert panels are selected and operate have done more harm than good. Some steps back to the future are needed.
Susan Joy Hassol, Randy Udall
Despite a lack of leadership from the federal government, a ground swell of activity to cut emissions of greenhouse gases is emerging throughout the United States.
John D. Steinbruner, Elisa D. Harris
More systemic protection is needed to guard against the deliberate or inadvertent creation of advanced disease agents.
Bruce Berkowitz, Robert W. Hahn
Government is not doing all it could to research the problem or to exercise its proper regulatory role.
Michael A. Levi
New tactical bombs would have little military value and would undercut U.S. nonproliferation efforts.
Richard A. Matthew, Ted Gaulin
The U.S.'s stubborn refusal to accede to world opinion no longer makes sense and is further dimming its leadership status.
Incapacitants developed for use by law enforcement are more likely to be used by dictators, terrorists, or criminals.
G. Pascal Zachary
A little help from U.S. academics and business professionals could go a long way toward making the information sector an engine for economic development.
Robert L. Paarlberg
Poor farmers in developing nations will benefit if the United States asserts itself in the international arena to develop and promote biotechnology.