Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the overhaul of No Child Left Behind, millions more students will be rolling up their sleeves and getting their sneakers wet, to become healthier, more successful in school and more engaged with science.
The Pentagon's glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation's capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a source of frustration to military leaders. A month ago, it became a punch line.
In real terms, a drug overdose is occurring every 19 minutes, with approximately 100 Americans, friends and loved ones, being taken too soon each and every day. That is why I, along with Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, reintroduced federal legislation to curb our nation's alarming overdose epidemic by cementing as a federal priority educating and training the public, first responders and caregivers of those at risk of overdose.
President Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.