A report prepared by Transition 2001, a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy, outlining the most important national security challenges for the new administration, suggesting priorities, and recommending specific courses of action that the new president could take in the early days of his administration. Such decisive early action will be critical for setting U.S. foreign and national security policy on the right path for the balance of his term and beyond. Thissummary is based on more than 25...
In a January 2000 speech at the California Institute of
Technology, former PresidentW. J. Clinton talked about
the exciting promise of “nanotechnology” and the importance
of expanding research in nanoscale science
and engineering and in the physical sciences, more
broadly. Later that month, he announced in his State of
the Union Address an ambitious $ 497 million federal,
multi-agency national nanotechnology initiative (NNI)
in the fiscal year 2001 budget; and he made the NNI
a top science and technology priority within a budget that
emphasized increased investment in U.S.
Calls for standards in education have been echoing across the nation for several years, especially since political leaders
of both parties decided to adopt bipartisan national goals for education. Standards without appropriate means of
measuring progress, however, amount to little more than empty rhetoric. To stay the course and achieve the national
goals for education, we must measure the things that really count.
The House Labor, HHS, Education Subcommittee recently recommended significantly reduced
funding for CPB of $333.75 million for FY 2013. Following this, bipartisan support for public
media in the Congress emerged, with six Republican Members of the House joining 111
Democratic Members, and two Republican Senators joining 36 Democratic Senators as signers
of a “Dear Colleague” letter supporting continued funding of CPB.
The result of months of intensive investigations and inquiries by a specially appointed bipartisan panel, The 9/11 Commission Report is one of the most important historical documents of the modern era. And while that fact alone makes it worth owning, it is also a chilling and valuable piece of nonfiction: a comprehensive and alarming look at one of the biggest intelligence failures in history and the events that led up to it. The commission traces the roots of al-Qaeda's strategies along with the emergence of the 19 hijackers and how they...