With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children’s gifts to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls, gadgets and superheroes, there’s one gift that, more than any other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child – the gift of reading.
I know…I KNOW…I am gonna get flogged for this one, but…
President Barack Obama’s surrender to Republicans is worse than the cost of just caving in on Bush-era tax cuts, although that deprived the national treasury and the America economy of hundreds of billions of dollars.
I am determined to enjoy this holiday season even if it kills me. So while at the mall recently, I decided to take a little break from shopping because I was making pretty good progress getting through my naughty and nice list.
The Senate may consider one small segment of the stalled energy bill … a stand-alone proposal to create a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES) designed to increase the use of renewable electricity production. By itself the proposal is not particularly controversial, but it can deliver big results for the economy and for the planet.
Don’t know about you, but I haven’t thought much about green gifts for the holidays simply because there’s not much green to begin with… as in cash.
In stark contrast to the natural beauty of New Jersey’s Highlands region is the needless tension between the conservation of its critical water supply and natural resources, and plans for local economic development. Recent successes of municipalities that have chosen to conform to the Highlands Regional Master Plan prove this to be a false paradox indeed!
When I was a child in the 1950s, my parents didn’t have much money to spend at Christmastime. I remember one Christmas when I wanted a cowboy gun and holster from Santa Claus.
Will you trust the government to keep all of your personal medical information private and are they even capable of this? With Wikileaks, a master hacker was able to bribe a disgruntled government worker to help him access millions of very sensitive documents and e-mails and send them into cyberspace for all to see.
One of the many concerns about President Obama’s health care legislation is that it will encourage–if not eventually require–the government to approve the cheapest rather than the best medical therapy.