Despite the shouting and name-calling at the town hall meetings, I remain hopeful about health care reform. I have no other choice. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I spent years learning how to keep women healthy. Too often, I find myself telling patients with easily treatable conditions that I can’t help them—they don’t have the money to get well.
Every year, we celebrate Labor Day to honor the work of everyday Americans who built this country brick by brick, community by community. It’s an honorable holiday that pays tribute to honorable work.
Labor Day is a celebration of the efforts of America’s workers. However, the celebration is hollow for millions of American workers because of compulsory unionism.
With the weather still warm and potential shoppers back from summer vacations, fall yard sales are upon us. They’re a great way to recycle unwanted items instead of tossing them in the trash. But if you don’t want to commit a whole day to a yard sale or just have a few things to get rid of… check out the Freecycle Network™!
U.S. farm income will drop 38 percent this year due to global economic woes and because “demand for exports has tailed off, with few options available to expand marketing elsewhere,” according to a Department of Agriculture report issued last month.
America’s public schools are failing. From the smallest towns to the biggest cities, our schools aren’t delivering the tools that young people need in today’s economy. Many kids simply aren’t finishing school. And too many who do graduate are unprepared for college and the working world.
The citizens are complaining once again about cut-through streets, speeding traffic in their area of Clark endangering their children’s lives. A meeting is planned by the mayor and restricted to residents from the Campbell Place area only. This location is the centerpiece of the administration’s new ‘Down Town Shopping’ area.
The human body is estimated to be made up of between 60 to 70 percent water, and drinking some every day is an easy, but crucial way to maintain good health. Water not only keeps our bodies hydrated, but helps us transport vitamins and minerals and eliminate waste.
If ever any intelligent, objective citizen needed proof that the American media is a bunch of impotent, corporatized, weak-kneed shills—emasculated by and terrified of the right wing—you need only watch the television news or read a daily paper.
After reading the letter by Helen Philpot in the August 28-September 3, 2009 issue of The Atom Tabloid titled “I really mean it”, I feel strongly compelled to respond.