Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear uncertainty and division in society.
On the other hand the American public possesses a great resilience and strength and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.
Moreover as the leadership of the House confirmed last year the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
In the last 5 years American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
If we do not provide education for every single American we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
For students today only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word.