The beginning of all wisdom in considering public attitudes over time is that Congress has been distrusted and unpopular with the American people most of the time, with only brief interruptions of public approval and support.
Many nations, especially those with advanced economies, face significant demographic challenges. Due primarily to declining fertility rates, the populations of these countries are stagnating and, in some cases, even shrinking.
MYTH: The defense budget is bloated with wasteful spending. Sequestration will trim this fat without adversely impacting our national security.
Amid recent upheaval in the Middle East, American policymakers have often turned to Turkey as an important partner that shared many U.S. interests. This perception of Turkey is based primarily on history. For the half-century of the Cold War, and for a decade afterward, Turkey was a stalwart U.S. ally.
On behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project, I want to thank you for underscoring the importance of technological innovation in economic growth and international competitiveness at the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology hearing on December 12, 2013, on H.R. 2996, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act. We endorse your bipartisan efforts to strengthen the American innovation ecosystem and increase the competitiveness of American manufacturing.