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…More
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We need to give more My whole life, I was always proud to call myself an American, because I believed the United States did its best to help those who lived in other countries who were less fortunate than me. It wasn’t until about a month ago, when I became a regional director for the Borgen Project,…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More