The public sense is that money and political power have corrupted science. To combat this feeling we need to establish a science court – a real one that is paid to be neutral and is staffed by scientists and analysts that come with absolutely no strings attached.
The U.S. needs to adopt a European style healthcare system. No, not Britain or France’s but Switzerland’s. Their market based reforms will bring down costs and increase access for Americans, if only Congress would consider it.
Virginia’s ongoing budget woes highlight systemic failure in the state’s fiscal management that is in need of repair. We can start by moving to an outcome-based budgeting system, a more accurate method for forecasting revenues and rejuvenate our privatization efforts.
Drilling for oil and natural gas off our coast makes economic and national security sense. We need to start exploring now in order to know how much we can produce.