My reason for not accepting government money is a letter dated Feb 4, 1974, the year I graduated from medical school. My father, who owned a small contracting business, thumb-tacked it over his desk, to remind him not to bid on government jobs.
How will you know that you’re living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be “suspicious,” when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal system, and when it’s your own government that is operating secret prisons three steps removed from gulags—it’s a safe bet you’re under the auspices of an emerging totalitarian regime.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 42,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and nearly 35,200 died from the disease.
When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife, and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don’t think about the water we drink.
When Kermit the Frog sang “it’s not easy being green,” he never could have imagined the dire straits his fellow amphibians are in today.
In the Home News Tribune of April, 11 former Assemblyman Rick Merkt (R-Morris) made a strong argument for the abolition of Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).
As one watching the Roselle Democratic Primary with much interest, notably the 4th Ward race, I find a contradiction. Candidates Moore and Dow eschew catering to special interests (NJToday, 4/30/10). Yet, they cite a preference for youth and seniors.
An hour and a half.
That’s how long it took for word to reach Betty and Victor Dubinin that their only child – Sara – had been critically injured in a serious car accident and had been admitted to the Emergency Room at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.
Americans are once again hearing of the perils of extremism. But the definition of this offense is slipperier than a politician’s campaign promise. The definition of extremism has continually been amended to permit government policies that few sober people previously advocated.
It’s all too easy to criticize Governor Christie’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. We are frustrated at losing valuable programs and services. We’re anxious about how our profession will fare, and who will have a job come September. We want to maintain the high quality of New Jersey education for students.