I’ve lived in the heartland for more than two decades. And I can tell you that there’s nothing like a sultry July night at the local ballpark, rooting for the home team, eating hot dogs and quaffing beer, watching fireworks viewed from damp, warm infield grass.
It’s the Spirit of Americans that makes us the greatest country with the most freedom and prosperity the world has ever known.
This Fourth of July marks 235 years since the Declaration of Independence was published. In this immortal document, the Spirit of ’76 was given its fullest, most eloquent expression. The Declaration is a timeless document, espousing eternal principles that, while forever historically identified with America, are universal in their application.
This July Fourth, as we celebrate the heroes who fought for America’s freedom, it is empowering to realize that each of us can be a hero. Just as our forebears stood up to colonial rule, we can take a stand when we hear of anyone—humans or animals—being mistreated.
What do women really want from our President? This is a question President Obama should be asking if he wants to keep his job for another term — which hinges on the women’s vote.
As he was announcing his second increase in troops for Afghanistan in December 2009, President Obama promised that by July 2011 those troops would begin coming home. As relayed by Bob Woodward’s book, Obama’s Wars, we know the president was skeptical about the United States’ war effort in Afghanistan.
“Back to the Future” introduced a generation of moviegoers to the art of travelling to the past to change the future. In New Jersey, our environmental protection programs are facing just such a temporal paradox – an unprecedented attempt to roll back to “the bad old days” regardless of the dire consequences for the future.
The National Assessment of Education Progress, often referred to as the gold standard of standardized tests, indicated that American students at all levels are alarmingly ignorant of the most basic facts of our own history.
Hurricane season begins this month, and in Haiti’s displacement camps, people have begun to look fearfully toward the skies. For solutions, they must look to Haitian women.
Right now, I’m in a quandary as to what I want to write about. First of all, I must admit I actually had to check the spelling of the word “quandary.” I’m an avid reader and do know the meaning of the word, but for the life of me I just drew a blank. It isn’t often that it happens, but there you have it.