Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
This January, core government functions such as scientific research, education, public safety and environmental protection will face deep cuts under budget sequestration. If lawmakers cannot put politics aside to avoid continued cuts to these programs, our nation's security, global competitiveness and economic growth will be compromised. Teachers will be taken out of classrooms, cutting-edge research will be stifled and conservation of America's natural resources will be diminished.
Experts agree these essential jobs and services are not the drivers of our nation's debt, and these federal programs have already done more than their part to reduce the deficit — cut to levels not seen since the Eisenhower presidency. I urge the president and members of Congress to work together to find a balanced approach to address the deficit and to prevent further cuts to science.
- In our opinion: Declaration of Independence...
- My view: Everything you think you know about...
- President Boyd K. Packer — 'defender'...
- In our opinion: Supreme Court ruling for...
- Letter: Patriotism has not died
- Letter: The Fourth
- My view: Move the prison for the sake of...
- Natalie Gochnour: Patriotic grace blends...
- Letter: Disregarding liberty, laws 51
- My view: Move the prison for the sake... 41
- Letter: Trump’s chances 35
- Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies... 31
- Richard Davis: Time to fix Obamacare... 29
- Dan Liljenquist: Time to relegate the... 26
- Letter: Patriotism has not died 24
- Neil Flinders: Keeping track of school... 21