Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators.
Protectionism is the use of scare tactics, the use of unsound scientific information in an attempt to protect our market. In this case I believe that sound science dictates that it is time to open the border.
Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement.
This year in the United States Senate I have faced many legislative challenges, but nothing could be more daunting than the challenges faced by Boston going head-to-head with the likes of this year's St. Louis Cardinals.
History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long.
Parochialism, poor information architectures, and bureaucratic confusion should not be included amongst the reasons to squirrel away intelligence that we need by cognizant analysts throughout the community.
Change is tough, people don't like it, but it is necessary. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.
Making it easier to vote but tougher to cheat.
I have concluded that the current controversy has completely overshadowed our efforts to expand the American dream to all Americans.
Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us.
America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy.