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.
Faced with yawning budget deficits, state legislators are looking for new revenue sources. Many think hiking cigarette excise taxes is the pain-free answer, but they’re wrong.
Just a few months ago, President Obama signed the healthcare bill into law, amidst much fanfare in Washington. But in Trenton, we’re hearing a different tune from small business owners. They’re asking: How much is this going to cost me, how can I opt out, isn’t there any way to stop this from taking effect?
With the swimming beaches of four Gulf states – Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida – fouled for the foreseeable future by the BP oil spill, many American families are likely to be re-evaluating their summer vacation plans.
Each spring, many of us have a case of cabin fever from a long “winter of discontent. “ After being cooped up indoors for months, it’s time to get outside!
Congress recently suffered one of the most embarrassing federal security breaches on record: a sensitive memo regarding an ethics investigation of 30 House lawmakers and staffers inadvertently leaked to the media.
We think of ourselves as shrewd and thrifty shoppers. And yet, when it comes to bottled water, North Americans are conned to the tune of $15 billion and eight billion gallons annually, paying twice for a commodity we already own.
Has the economy taken a bite out of your summer vacation plans? Is the family trip around the world on hold? Consider volunteering on an eco-vacation!