As the fall high school athletic season has concluded and the winter season has begun, we’ve been treated, as always, to some truly inspiring performances by student athletes across New Jersey. And this is wonderful news- because, more than any other country in the world, the education system here in America provides participation in athletic endeavors directly into students’ overall educational experiences.
Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days. But there is one thing on which they do see eye to eye: the value of early childhood education.
On December 21, the Apollo 8 spaceship blasted its way through the earth’s atmosphere to begin the first U.S. mission to orbit the moon—a mission that would set the stage for the first moon landing less than a year later. On board were astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders. By Christmas Eve, the Apollo 8 had begun to orbit the moon.
Mistletoe is one of our most iconic holiday symbols. You see it in pictures, hear about it in familiar carols, and either look for it or avoid it depending on your romantic status! But what do you really know about the plant, the origins of the many customs surrounding its use, and New Jersey’s unique tradition of “mistletoe hunting?”
If you could travel back in time to the end of the Civil War, you’d be amazed to see that New Jersey had virtually no forests. Beginning in colonial times, vast primeval forests filled with centuries-old trees were cleared for timber and agriculture.
Barry Bonds’ Dec. 16 sentencing for obstruction of justice is an anticlimactic addendum to a sterling, though marred, baseball career.
The U.S. government lost a spy drone over Iran. Is it part of an ongoing covert war?
Getting people to understand that money is not the real wealth is a difficult problem. One must also understand the fact that idle money in the stock market, in bank accounts, or even in one’s pocket is not serving its real purpose.
The Bill of Rights officially became part of the U.S. Constitution on December 15, 1791. Unfortunately, 220 years later, the freedoms enshrined in those first ten amendments are in dire jeopardy.
I’ve never seen such a gaggle of tax-money sucking boneheads running for president, – with Ron Paul standing head and shoulders above them all as the only one who actually knows what he’s doing,