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October 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Ebola: U.S. has underfunded foreign aid, so should we be surprised by the outbreak?

Referring to the Ebola coverage in recent weeks, Dr. Francis Collins is quoted in “U.S. to spend $1B on Ebola response; Gates panel seeks better preparation” [Local News, Oct. 8] as pointing out the undeniable truth: “If one wants to be prepared, it costs money to do so. We have been shortchanging that…


Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Africa, Casey Hobbs, disease

August 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Feeding more people for less money

Hunger is a serious issue Neal Keny-Guyer is correct that America can do more to help feed the world’s hungry. [“Guest column: A solution for how U.S. foreign aid can feed more for less,” Opinion, Aug. 3.] With 5 million children dying each year from poor nutrition, and millions more suffering illnesses and stunted growth, this…


Comments | More in Foreign policy, Politics | Topics: foreign aid, hunger, local hunger

March 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM

General Social Survey shows Americans want less debt, increased spending

Share the wealth worldwide While reading the article about public feeling on U.S. government spending, I was saddened that so few people prioritize foreign aid [“Americans want less government debt, but also increased spending, survey says,” page one, March 9]. We, as a country, have been greatly blessed. With that blessing, I believe, comes a responsibility…


Comments | More in Economy | Topics: foreign aid, General Social Survey

March 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

John Kerry meets with Egyptian President, releases economic assistance

Priorities should be at home The article on Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Egypt’s embattled leader Mohammed Morsi is another example of our policy to bribe other nations with millions of our tax dollars to influence an ally who has already “ramrodded” Islamic focus on their new constitution with violent objections from the secular…


Comments | More in Economy, Foreign policy, Middle East, Politics | Topics: Egypt, foreign aid, John Kerry

February 26, 2013 at 7:01 AM

$85 billion set to be cut in ‘Sequestration’

Cuts not substantive Allow me to shed a different light on this upcoming sequestration nonsense [“Threat of $85 billion in cuts is about to become a reality,” News, Feb. 24]. Let’s put it in perspective. The politicians are coming unglued because we might have to cut $85 billion out of a federal budget of $3.803…


Comments | More in Economy | Topics: Federal budget, foreign aid, Sequester