So Gen. Stanley McChrystal is out and Gen. David Petraeus is back at the helm in Afghanistan. I don’t like hackneyed phrases, but if this isn’t rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, what is it?
The U.S. government has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. We saw this happen with tear gas, tasers and sound cannons, all of which were first used on the battlefield before being deployed against civilians at home.
On June 10, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed ordinance number 704-2010 amending the non smoking policy to include all county owned recreational areas and facilities. The policy that was amended was put in place in 1993 and only covered county buildings and structures.
From the patients in my office we can learn why Medicare and Medicaid cannot control costs. Neither the President, the Congress, nor learned journals are telling these stories.
It has been an honor and my privilege to run a campaign for the Republican candidacy of the U.S. House of Representatives, the People’s House. During that time, I enjoyed working alongside many people and had the pleasure of meeting numerous constituents of NJ’s 7th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties.
As time goes by, the record of the Bush administration gets worse and worse. It could turn out that the most egregious offense of the Bush-esque Obama administration will be that its Justice Department let Bush-Cheney & Co. off scot-free.
Shortly after President Obama signed the health overhaul law, several major corporations reported it would take a bite out of their future earnings. This group included AT&T, Caterpillar, John Deere, Verizon, and several other large employers.
Why are Americans so willing to hand over their rights at the first sign of unrest or disturbance? The reason is simple yet troubling: Americans have come to view freedom as expedient and expendable because that’s what they’ve been taught.
The explosion of BP’s “Deepwater Horizon” drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been disastrous for the environment, but as the oil continues to pour out, it is striking a deeper chord. Even hundreds of miles from the oil slick (for now), we are reminded of the vulnerability of New Jersey’s beaches and of those individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving the majesty of the oceans.
Nearly nine years ago, my father wasn’t given a chance to live.
A healthy adult who had never missed a medical checkup, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.