With winter’s snow behind us, it’s easy to be nostalgic about a very special aspect of a fresh snowfall: silence. If “silence is golden,” a book by acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton argues the nation we live in is on the verge of bankruptcy.
To read the barrage of criticism over this right-to-work state’s immigration law leads one to ask if the critics have actually read the law.
AARP is pleased that just recently, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Senate President Stephen Sweeney announced that the legislature will not consider a budget that does not protect seniors.
On April 23, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a draconian bill that flies in the face of the United States Constitution and undermines the core values upon which this nation is founded.
The controversy over the NJ Supreme Court reveals another flaw in the 1947 Constitution. Most states fill judicial posts through elections. The recent decision over a vacancy would never happen in Pennsylvania, New York, or the other states, which use a democratic process.
By now, only the most stubborn among us have been able to avoid lawn work this spring. If you’ve got a full regimen of traditional lawn maintenance planned, it’s not too late to “green” your property. Go organic, for the benefit of your lawn and the well-being of the state we’re in!
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.