Regulatory regime for greenhouse gases discussed; Effectiveness of Project Bioshield examined; Senate bill would raise H-1B visa quotas; Congress attempts to rein in earmarks
C. Judson King
Ann E. K. Page, Mary Jane England
The U.S. health care system must pay more attention to providing quality care to people with mental problems or substance-use conditions.
Richard K. Lester
The Bush administration's plan to use fuel reprocessing as the spark to revive nuclear power will not succeed. Only centralized interim waste storage can make a difference in the near term.
Michael Corradini, Per F. Peterson, William E. Kastenberg
Regulation of nuclear hazards must be consistent with rules governing other hazardous materials and must balance its risks against those linked to other energy sources.
Jay Apt, Lester B. Lave, M. Granger Morgan
U.S. utilities have a lot to learn about avoiding power outages. They can benefit from the experience of foreign utilities, other U.S. industries, and even their own nuclear power plants.
Gary J. Schmitt
The United States has long been "addicted" to foreign oil. But we now risk becoming dependent on foreign natural gas as well.
Philip E. Auerswald
Increasing oil imports do not pose a threat to long-term U.S. national security.
Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.
The quadrennial review fails to realign the military to defend against new threats or reorder funding priorities to meet those threats.
Henry I. Miller
Federal research, economic incentives for industry, and a more responsive regulatory regime will all be necessary to produce a timely and widely available vaccine.