Controlling health care costs; Middle East economics; Homeland security research; Nuclear safeguards; Protecting migration routes; Reforming medical liability
Bush signs genetic nondiscrimination bill; Possible political interference at the EPA investigated; Bill introduced to close FACA "loopholes"; Climate impact on oceans examined
Donna Gerardi Riordan
Irwin Feller, Susan Cozzens
Developing new energy sources provides an economic and technological opportunity for the United States.
The United States must marshal its resources and talent to tackle the challenge of coping with climate change.
Mark A. R. Kleiman, Angela Hawken
A system relying on swiftness and certainty of punishment rather than on severity would result in less crime and fewer people in prison.
Publicly funded two-year colleges are facing daunting challenges in dealing with surging enrollments of disadvantaged and unprepared students.
No compelling evidence exists for the thesis that giving people more formal academic education will result in a restructuring of jobs and increased productivity and growth in the economy at large.
Robert I. Lerman
A range of skills beyond conventional schooling are critical to success in the job market, and new educational approaches should reflect these noncognitive skills and occupational qualifications.
Education is a key factor in fueling economic growth, but the educational attainment of our workers is slipping badly. New strategies are needed to help undereducated adults.