Opinion

Are Body Scanners Dangerous to Your Health?

As the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pushes forward with its plan to place full-body scanners in all American airports, experts in the scientific community are raising serious concerns that the full-body scanners are not medically safe for the millions of people that will be exposed to them each year.

Flynn Thanks Supporters

A very sincere thank you to the voters of Middlesex County who re-elected me as County Clerk. I pledge to continue my efforts to provide the most current, accurate and extensive record system in the state. My office will remain user-friendly and be “there for all of you.”

What’s Really Best for Small Business

As a Certified Public Accountant and business owner, I know the impact of taxes up close and personal. And the claim that ending Bush-era tax cuts on income over a quarter of a million dollars will hurt the economy, reduce employment and burden small businesses is patently false. Let’s take a look at the evidence.

Blood On His Hands

As George W. Bush hawks his memoir, Decision Points, he seems especially driven to justify his decision to invade and occupy Iraq. He emphasizes how sickened he was at learning that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, though not too sick to kid about it at the White House correspondents’ dinner.

Truly Green Energy Is Built In The Right Places

Here in one of the most densely developed states in America, we still have lots of space for solar panels and other renewable energy facilities. Parking lots, rooftops and reclaimed industrial sites, or “brownfields,” are often ideal locations, since they are close to energy consumers and don’t harm natural resources.

The Total Control Society Is Here

The U.S. government and its corporate allies are looking out for you–literally–with surveillance tools intended to identify you, track your whereabouts, monitor your activities and allow or restrict your access to people, places or things deemed suitable by the government.

For Our Daughters’ Sakes, Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

The much heralded and hotly contested mid-term elections are done. The ballot questions have been decided and the candidates are either grateful because they pulled out a win or gloomy because they didn’t. Either way, it’s time to move on.

“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here” – A Conversation with Sergeant Styka

I recently sat down with Emil Styka of Boardman, Ohio. A friend of Emil’s, Jo Ann Bryan, had emailed in response to an article I wrote on a remarkable World War II campaign at the Aleutian Islands, off the Alaskan coast. The article was published nationwide, including in the Youngstown Vindicator, where it caught Emil’s attention.