For 51 years, I have been a student, scholar, teacher and researcher dealing with the Middle East. With about 90 percent of my colleagues in Middle East studies, I tried in vain to urge our government not to invade Iraq and watched helplessly as our worst-case scenarios became harsh realities.
I am writing to offer my perspective as a volunteer of several years at Helpline, one of the social service agencies in our community. I would ask the reader to consider the following questions and their possible answers/solutions.
The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.
In recent years, I have become very aware of how commercialized most holidays have become. Easter is filled with chocolate bunnies and little plastic eggs. Christmas has become a battle between Nativity scenes and gifts, shopping, and Santa Claus. Thanksgiving has produced two of the greatest shopping days of the year — Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Asked how he would finance his vast expansion in government expenditures, Sen. Bernard Sanders responded by saying he would tax Wall Street speculators.
There’s a lot of talk about race in the news.
As all Americans know, the Redcoats lost the Revolutionary War because the English were trapped in an old way of thinking. They did not adapt to the times. A similar thing is happening with regard to the war on terrorists, especially after the heinous attacks on Paris.
It’s now time for the state Legislature to get serious about fixing the constitutional flaws in the voter-approved initiative that allows state-funded charter schools.
I regret some have interpreted my mention of Providence St. Mary Medical Center in my Nov. 18 letter on Taco Time’s compostable program as implying that some of the recycling occurring at the hospital is rejected by the recycling vendor as exceeding the limit of non-recyclables.
It seems to be a rather generally accepted fact that the human body functions more efficiently following an adequate amount of sleep. Studies have indicated sleep is of greater value when obtained during what we call night time hours.
Amid the Black Friday, pre-Black Friday, and extended Black Friday promotional hype here’s a quiet invitation to join me in shopping our local stores on Small Business Saturday.
The American Medical Association has prescribed a reasonable remedy to curb unnecessary and expensive medical treatments — a ban on consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices,
As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he’s pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio’s policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.
U-B headline: City pool faces new money woes.
When Islamic State terrorists attacked Paris, their intent was to spread fear. Sadly, that has occurred.
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