The obesity syndrome: heavy equals unhealthy that equals costs to the government. I’m not refuting the theory. Lots of evidence for it. But, it needs to be discussed in the context of who gets to tell who what to eat.
About the release of the Senate Intelligence report about the CIA interrogation program following 9/11/2001. It’s a question of what’s more important: the best interests of our country, which is fighting a war today, or a last political shot at the George W. Bush administration.
The Ferguson, MO shooting of a black teenager is not a racial issue. The issue is excessive use of force by police. In this case, thoroughly vetted by a grand jury with all the evidence publicly available (although without the racial overtones, it would not have even made it to the grand jury in the first place), it was determined that officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self defense.
If you like open borders, you must have loved President Barack Obama’s close-to-extra-constitutional executive action to grant an estimated five million illegal immigrants work papers and freedom from potential deportation – as if that was really going to happen since few are being deported anyway. In reality, the borders have been open.
It seems clear that the majority favors, or at least has fewer reservations than before, for approving marijuana for recreational use. At the very least, this is the opportunity to debate the issue.
Marijuana doesn’t need to be enshrined in the Florida Constitution as a precious citizen’s right any more than we should declare it a personal right to sniff glue to get a euphoric high.
Even critics of the administration think someone should head up the effort to deal with the threat of Ebola. They just don’t think it should be Klain.
Pinellas County Commissioners will now be able to give tax breaks for up to 10 years on buildings and machinery to new or expanding companies. All well and good, I suppose, except…
Just when we thought the war on terror was over (we got out of Iraq and are getting out of Afghanistan), it raises its head in the grotesque beheading of an American journalist. It shouldn’t be a surprise.
we’re still talking about the inadequacy of a public school education. We need some straight talk. We’re making basic education too complicated.
If Big Brother (Orwell’s “1984” novel) is a good enough phrase to refer to the ever-watching, always-intruding government in general, Big Mama is apt for programs that intrude in the kitchen.
It is argued that an influx of foreigners stimulates our economy and our country. Might not the same occur if we can integrate to the broader US those millions of our own citizens who are desperate to escape poverty, crime, and unemployment?